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  • Writer's pictureCharles Dunst

The Atlantic: "Trump Moves to Deport Vietnam War Refugees"

Updated: Feb 16, 2019

The Trump administration is resuming its efforts to deport certain protected Vietnamese immigrants who have lived in the United States for decades—many of them having fled the country during the Vietnam War.

This is the latest move in the president’s long record of prioritizing harsh immigration and asylum restrictions, and one that’s sure to raise eyebrows—the White House had hesitantly backed off the plan in August before reversing course. In essence, the administration has now decided that Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the country before the establishment of diplomatic ties between the United States and Vietnam are subject to standard immigration law—meaning they are all eligible for deportation.

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***Chosen by The Atlantic as one of their "don't-miss stories of 2018."

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