What about my dreams Frida Yu?

Rather, I’m frustrated, because I know I’m part of a pattern: America is losing many very skilled workers because of its anti-immigrant sentiment, and while this is a disappointing blow to me and my classmates, it will also be a blow to the United States’ competitiveness in the global economy. Tech giants such as Google and Tesla were founded by immigrants.

I can’t make sense of why an administration that claims to want this country to be strong would be so eager to get rid of us. We are losing our dreams, and America is losing the value we bring.

As I make plans to go back to China, I find myself wondering: If I am not qualified to stay in the United States, then who is?


If Americans like myself were able to pursue our dreams, there would not be any anti-immigrant sentiment.

BUT, we are not being given the opportunity to pursue our dreams because of an overwhelming tidal wave of non-immigrant guest workers.

Contrary to what the government says unemployment is, a simple look at the labor force participation rate, or first grade math where you divide the total nonfarm payroll numbers by the population for each year will rapidly show you that we have fewer people working now than we did in 2000.

11 comments for “What about my dreams Frida Yu?

  1. E Koch
    November 23, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Frida, You seem to ignore the critical fact here: You are Chinese !! While the United States has full diplomatic & varied other relations with China, our two nations are competitive, not friendly, States. I’m even surprised we have the visa lottery with the PRC. Many young Chinese come to the US, as you did, for education & to get ahead – this is the land of improvisation & free enterprise. Your leadership would say: “capitalist America.” Personally, I’ve been disturbed to see so many Chinese students at American colleges; the suspicion is that they will use our education to help China ‘defeat’ us. So, please go home to spread the good word about the US. May your good experiences here find value there so that you can become a bridge between the US & PRC. Best of luck & Thank you for your love of the United States.

  2. james friedman
    November 25, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    There are many educated, blacks, hispanics, asians and muslims in the US as well that have US passports. After we take care of the foreign immigrants, should we kick out the ethnic US citizens as well to make room for whites to get ahead?

  3. Alex Hwang
    November 26, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I also question why you are trying this hard just to get a H1B visa? Your country are boasting how strong they are and being US in many ways in their propaganda, with your credentials, you should have no problem getting a good future career if you return, better than staying at a place that you are not needed, America has the right to choose whoever they want t give visas to, who are you to question our decision?

  4. Hahaha
    November 27, 2017 at 3:26 am

    The United States was built on immigrants coming over, innovating, and creating the American economy to dominate the world.

    Frida has multiple law and computer science degrees, and has been educated at Oxford and Stanford.

    Fridas skill would have helped the U.S., and that either vbierschwale or E Koch has anything close to her skill. Like any immigrant, she would have added to the U.S. economy, and her kids would be true Americans.

    But all you short sighted people would rather have the best and brightest around the world go back.

    Hahahaha, thats not capitalism Kock, thats nationalism, and kicking out the smart people will eventually cause America to lose to China.

    • jim
      December 21, 2017 at 5:56 am

      Umm, you are lying ‘hahaha’

      “Frida has multiple law and computer science degrees”

      She doesn’t have a single computer science degree.


      Nor does she appear to have multiple law degrees.

      “that either vbierschwale or E Koch has anything close to her skill”

      You have no idea of the relative skills of anyone here, unless you have a crystal ball.

      • January 1, 2018 at 7:56 am

        Well said, Jim. I agree with you. Frida’s personal profile (on Linkedin) is not strong enough. If the info is 100% accurate and without any exaggeration, it is just too weak to land an H-1B visa.

  5. james friedman
    December 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I dont care if Frida has a MD PhD in quantum computation biomedical engineering, I’d rather hire a white man who can’t do algebra, cause the white man has God, and God is how we will beat all of you foreigners.

  6. Virgina Dare
    December 23, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    Ms. Yu is a lawyer – she does not possess rare hard-to-find skills that are part of the requirements for a H1B visa. She is not a “rare worker” – there are a lot of out of work corporate lawyers. Why does she have to stay here? The Chinese economy is booming – she can found her Fortune 500 hundred company back in her home land.

  7. gdwitt
    February 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Give her a break. She has obviously integrated to a large degree into American society, or at least the rarefied forms of academia and legal worlds.
    Most Chinese and Indian students appear to be doing the opposite. They want to find a silo where they can only interact with fellow ethnicities.
    She speaks well and is verbally articulate. Look at LinkedIn: she is starting a new company here.
    She should qualify for a special visa type for remarkable dedication and integration.
    I wish her the best.

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