Little Saigon is a neighborhood that is south of Los Angeles that is home to many people of Vietnamese heritage. Many of the Vietnamese immigrants who came to America and settled in Little Saigon are very much against the communist party, since the communists assumed control of their homeland following the Second World War. This was the primary reason for America’s participation in the War in Vietnam.
According to a recent news story for the Orange County Register, officials for the area are very upset about an Assembly Bill (AB 22) that, if passed into law, would prevent state employees from being fired based upon membership in the Communist Party. This is actually currently allowed under a law that was passed during the 1950s during the Cold War. AB 22 passed in the State Assembly by a margin of 41 to 30. There was not a single yes vote from Orange County, and that is likely due to the opposition of this law from the many Vietnamese residents. Continue reading