My parents send money every once and a while overseas to Hmong families who need the money. These families include our grandmas, uncles, people who claim they know us, etc… I’m sure most Hmong American family has also given tons of money to those families in need. There is about 42,000 Hmong families sending on average of 500 dollars (rough estimate: contact me if you need how i got these numbers) overseas which totals up to 2 million dollars. They are families born into poverty and every one of those families depend on Hmong Americans to for financial help. So why do we continue to send out so much money to individual families when 2 million dollars can be spent on better causes? Causes like better schools, improving living conditions, and so on can be more beneficial in the long run. Just understand that poverty can’t be fixed overnight. More issues arise when overseas Hmongs (Thailand, Laos, France, and anywhere outside the US) come to the Americas. They are then forced to start over again in this very distant world and adapt to a system that majority of Hmong Americans cannot. Are we REALLY planning on send every last Hmong person to the US and leave no one behind? It seems like every plan we have will backfire on us. So my question to you is… What will it take or us to resolve these issues? If we continue to send money overseas and receive Hmong immigrants, will it be beneficial or problematic?