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Originally from Taiwan, Janet Liu’s family spent years trying to build a home together in the United States despite restrictive immigration policies at that time. Janet had always wanted an opportunity to build a relationship with her father, who had left to study in the United States when she was only four years old. After six years, they were finally able to reunify and connect, until a single unexpected day shattered Janet’s family.
Many Roads to Here is a production of The Immigrant Story.
This episode was produced by Natalia Lopez with audio editing by Rick March and assisted by Greg Palmer. The original interview was conducted by our Executive producer, Sankar Raman. Thank you to St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Beaverton, Oregon for the use of their space for recording.
This episode is a part of a series exploring the stories and experiences of Asian Americans in a climate of Anti-Asian rhetoric and increasing violence. It is produced as part of the Oregon Rises Above Hate coalition and made possible by a generous contribution by Anne Naito-Campbell.
To learn more please visit oregonrisesabovehate.com. For more stories, visit theimmigrantstory.org/manyroads, listen live at prp.fm, or stream us wherever you get your podcasts.