Lee Yang, like so many other newly arrived Chinese mothers, is raising her three children alone.
Her husband, who manages an office machine company in Taiwan, has been unable to find a comparable job here since the family immigrated in 1983. So he travels back and forth, seeing them every six months or so.
"We have property in Taiwan and we live comfortably. But we are not so comfortable that my husband can afford to take any job," the Arcadia mother said through a translator. "The only jobs he has been offered here are as a truck driver or delivery man."
Yang said she is coping well with the support of the Evangelical Formosan Church in Arcadia, and a brother and sister who moved to the western San Gabriel Valley several years ago.