Like Any Immigrant Experience, We Have Had to Traverse Thousands of Miles Just for a Chance to Be Here (Ben Lumicao, Adviser on Chicago’s Commission on Human Relations);

There are so many obstacles and struggles, and it is difficult adjusting to a new language and culture. On top of all that, no one should have to worry about being the target of a crime as awful as this. (Lumicao, referring to the drowning of a Vietnamese fisherman who was pushed into Lake Michigan to his death on Sept. 1, 2007, Chicago Tribune, Sept. 9, 2007)