US Soldier Ė Filipina mixed kids acquire illegal immigrant status before they are born
Posted on December 12, 2012 by yuna
This MBC news report highlights the dire straits of the mixed children born between US army soldiers stationed in South Korea and the Filipina women who work in Kiji-chon (military campside towns). There are said to be around 1000 Filipina women who are in South Korean kiji-chon illegally, and when they are abandoned by the US soldiers who return to the country, like the case they show in the report, the women have no support from anybody including the Korean government for the babies.
I am surprised by the dire way the campside towns look in 동두&# 52380; Ė Tongduchun Ė itís like we stepped right into a 1960′s film set. No wonder the US soldiers in Korea have a bad time, if thatís all they have to entertain themselves.
It highlights the problem of having a military presence in a country outside its own.
I like this question about the US military presence in Germany. I would add to the answers given (saving the German earned Euros), that even as former enemies, there is no real enmity resulting from difference of culture and race.
I also like the comments by the US readers in the PSY apology pieces. In Washington Post, they range from:
We have nearly 1000 bases in 175 nations no empire in history has had such a broad reach, and like all in history it is draining our economy and leading us to ruin, the New Rome as the PNAC, Neocons liked to claim America is just as Rome was broke and fragmented
Heck with it. Iíll comment again. This article doesnít point out that the South Korean govít never asked the u.S. to leave. Back in 80s or so, when a nationalist Philippine govít got elected, they asked U.S. to withdraw from its largest port in Asia. The U.S. got out ahead of schedule.
On the other hand, both Japan and South Korea never asked U.S. to leave.
Guess which country is pleading for U.S. bases? Vietnam. Itís a hoot.
It looks like everybody needs their enemies.