Nguyễn Thành An: Case Number V-804560 / Lê Thị Mỹ Thủy: Case Number 51AC-152

An Open Letter to the Humanitarian Resettlement Section of the US Consulate

Dear Sir or Madam:

My adopted parents are Nguyễn Thành Xuân and Nguyễn Thị Lan who are still living in Bải Sỏi, Hòa Bình  (Tây Ninh Province). According to them, I was adopted from the Sancta Maria Orphanage in Gò Vấp District, Saigon, in 1978. The Orphanage was one of the many that were involved in Operation Babylift in 1975. I was brought to Tay Ninh province where I was raised until I left the family in search of work opportunities in Ho Chi Minh City and to look into the possibility of assistance from the US Consulate in resettling Amerasians.

I’m currently reside in Ho Chi Minh City and I am married to Lê Thi Mỹ Thủy who also an Amerasian herself and we have two children aged 8 and 16.

Over a period from 1990 – 1999, I had made four attempts in applying for an immigration visa at the US Consulate in Ho Chi Minh CIty and all of them were rejected. Unfortunately, the application in 1999 was made under a false name as I was offered money by a Vietnamese family to help them get to the US. This foolish decision was borne out of monetary desperation rather than an attempt to deceive the American government. Unfortunately I cannot reverse that now.

My wife, Lê Thi Mỹ Thủy, only applied once for an immigrant visa in 1996 but was rejected because she was unable to submit credible evidence in support of her Amerasian heritage or prove of her American father.

I hope that the Officer in charge of the Amerasian Resettlement Program would take another look at our cases and reconsider our applications so that we may go to the US and locate our biological fathers.  Our lives in post-war Vietnam has been the most unkind with blatant discrimination especially myself as I have Africa-American features from my father.

I thank you for taking the time to look at our applications and we really appreciate the efforts put in by the US Consulate in trying to repatriate Amerasians from Vietnam to the United States. To bring them home.

Yours sincerely,

Nguyễn Thành An – Case Number V-804560 (Current)

Lê Thị Mỹ Thủy – Case Number – 51AC-152

One thought on “Nguyễn Thành An: Case Number V-804560 / Lê Thị Mỹ Thủy: Case Number 51AC-152

  1. I still don’t know who Anh’s father is, but thanks to AncestryDNA testing we know that his wife Thuy’s father is a certain man with the surname Watters from Iowa. We are just now waiting for a close relative’s AncestryDNA results to be done, but I have no doubt whatsoever as is.

    It’s time that the embassy stopped being intellectually dishonest about whole-genome SNP genotyping, which is far more accurate for half-sibling, aunt/uncle, and first-more distant cousin testing.

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