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Andrew Lam Quotes: "Today, more people are crossing various borders in order to survive, thrive, change their lives. Even if you don't cross the border, with demographic shifts, the border sometimes crosses you."

Today, more people are crossing various borders in order to survive, thrive, change their lives. Even if you don't cross the border, with demographic shifts, the border sometimes crosses you.




Andrew Lam Quotes: "I think in a larger sense, immigrant narrative is comprehensive and speaks to the core of human experience."

I think in a larger sense, immigrant narrative is comprehensive and speaks to the core of human experience.




Andrew Lam Quotes: "I am glad to see the wheels are moving at last toward comprehensive immigration reform after last year's election. I am glad that immigrants are speaking up."

I am glad to see the wheels are moving at last toward comprehensive immigration reform after last year's election. I am glad that immigrants are speaking up.



Andrew Lam Quotes: "Art is the lesser sister to medicine. It aims to heal."

Art is the lesser sister to medicine. It aims to heal.




Andrew Lam Quotes: "In the war on terrorism, the immigrant is often the scapegoat."

In the war on terrorism, the immigrant is often the scapegoat.



Andrew Lam Quotes: "That experience of losing home, longing for home, that yearning for meaning and rootedness and identity in a floating world, it's what often makes an immigrant story into an American story ."

That experience of losing home, longing for home, that yearning for meaning and rootedness and identity in a floating world, it's what often makes an immigrant story into an American story .



Andrew Lam Quotes: "Precious things lost are transmutable. They refuse oblivion. They simply wait to be rendered into testimonies, into stories and songs."

Precious things lost are transmutable. They refuse oblivion. They simply wait to be rendered into testimonies, into stories and songs.




Andrew Lam Quotes: "It's unfortunate that the country of immigrants has turned its back on immigrants. The atmosphere after 9/11 is toxic."

It's unfortunate that the country of immigrants has turned its back on immigrants. The atmosphere after 9/11 is toxic.



Andrew Lam Quotes: "In non-fiction you have to stay true to historical events, be they personal or national ."

In non-fiction you have to stay true to historical events, be they personal or national .



Andrew Lam Quotes: "I am hopeful that the pendulum swings toward seeing immigrants in favorable terms once more."

I am hopeful that the pendulum swings toward seeing immigrants in favorable terms once more.



Andrew Lam Quotes: "I always say that writing non-fiction versus writing fiction is a bit like architecture versus abstract painting."

I always say that writing non-fiction versus writing fiction is a bit like architecture versus abstract painting.



Andrew Lam Quotes: "Missing from the national conversation are voices of pro-immigration reformers and civil rights leaders, who can speak on behalf of those who have no voice."

Missing from the national conversation are voices of pro-immigration reformers and civil rights leaders, who can speak on behalf of those who have no voice.




Andrew Lam Quotes: "I've been writing short stories for twenty years now, on and off ever since I was in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University."

I've been writing short stories for twenty years now, on and off ever since I was in the creative writing program at San Francisco State University.



Andrew Lam Quotes: "Isn't the first story told in the West about the Fall? Adam and Eve were immigrants too from somewhere, a lost Eden, a paradise lost. We all now are so mobile, so nomadic ."

Isn't the first story told in the West about the Fall? Adam and Eve were immigrants too from somewhere, a lost Eden, a paradise lost. We all now are so mobile, so nomadic .



Andrew Lam Quotes: "Though I later found a career as a journalist and an essayist, fiction is my first love and I never left it, even though there was no easy way to make a living from it."

Though I later found a career as a journalist and an essayist, fiction is my first love and I never left it, even though there was no easy way to make a living from it.