A former Chinese American student at the University of Southern California has come out as an Asian American on Twitter after being denied a visa to visit her parents in the United States.
Liu Wenjing tweeted, “I was rejected by a consulate in Southern California, my parents are from Taiwan, my name is Liu.
I am a white man.”
Wenjing said that she was rejected from her parents’ home because of her ethnicity, and that she felt unsafe there.
“I feel unsafe in the US, and I felt that I was denied my own home.
I feel as though I am an outsider,” she said.”
It’s hard for me to get my parents here and they don’t understand, so I have to find a way to get here.”
Wenchjing is a first-generation Chinese American and her parents were from Taiwan.
She said that the consulate told her that she didn’t meet the criteria for a visa because she was from Taiwan but she didn´t believe that.
“We’re trying to get them to understand that they can’t just treat us like we’re some kind of foreign entity,” she told the ABC.
“It was very hard for us.”
The U.K.-based immigration website WannaBaidu translated Liu Wenjing’s post on Twitter as “I’m an Asian woman, my home is in the USA.
I was rejected.”
A spokeswoman for the U,S.
State Department said in a statement that it “remains committed to welcoming people from all backgrounds and religions to our shores and welcomes any applicants for a visitor visa to the United Kingdom.”
“As the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees has repeatedly stated, visa denial of a visa on the basis of nationality is an unacceptable practice, and we encourage countries to adopt more humane policies when assessing the likelihood of entry,” the statement read.