Hmong life in Alaska

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SUAB HMONG NEWS (06/16/2016) – Based on the 2010 United States Census, there are more than 3,500 Hmong live in Alaska.  The majority of Hmong live in Anchorage.
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Chong Chue Yang moved to Anchorage, Alaska 16 years ago from St. Paul, MN.  He currently owned an Asian store.
 
“The reason I like Anchorage is the weather… the weather is nice.” said Chong Chue Yang.
Mr. Yang continued said that one of the benefit living in Alaska is getting money annually from the State of Alaska government.  Some big families could get money from $30,000 to $50,000 a year depend on how the economic went for the year.
 
Nhia Chou Her moved to Anchorage, Alaska after two years arrived in Fresno, California from Wat Thamkrabot camp, Thailand.
 
“When I arrived in Fresno, CA, my mind was not there and I didn’t like it so I moved from there to here and I really like it here” said Nhia Choua Her.