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                                  FINDINGS OF FACT                                    
               Some of the facts have been stipulated and are so found.               
          The stipulation of facts, the supplemental stipulations of facts,           
          and the attached exhibits are incorporated herein by this                   
          reference.  At the time petitioner filed her petition, she                  
          resided in Oregon.                                                          
          General Background                                                          
               Petitioner was born in Vietnam on December 25, 1953.  In               
          1977, petitioner immigrated to the United States.  Petitioner and           
          her 13 living siblings were all born and raised in Vietnam.  The            
          numerous members of petitioner’s extended family live in Vietnam            
          and various locations in the United States.  During 1999, 2000,             
          and 2001, some of petitioner’s siblings who still lived in                  
          Vietnam were arranging their financial affairs in anticipation of           
          moving to the United States.  Petitioner speaks limited English.            
          Petitioner’s Nail Salon Business                                            
               During 1999, 2000, and 2001, petitioner operated as a sole             
          proprietorship La Belle Vie, a nail beauty salon in a shopping              
          mall in Oregon.  Petitioner opened her first nail salon in Oregon           
          in 1987.  Petitioner handled the banking and finances of La Belle           
          Vie, depositing the credit card receipts every day and the cash             
          receipts approximately once a week.  Petitioner paid herself a              
          “salary” from La Belle Vie by writing checks to herself from La             

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