vietnamese immigrants could face deportation

According to a new agreement reached this week between the United States and Vietnam, Vietnamese who entered the U.S. illegally after 1995 could now be forced to return to Vietnam: Illegal Vietnamese Face US Deportation.

The deal has apparently been under negotiation for ten years. Vietnam had previously been reluctant to accept citizens back, and many immigrants in the U.S. have been living with deportation orders for years.

Now, this new repatriation agreement has sparked quite a bit of worry among Vietnamese immmigrant communities. For many, the United States has been home for a very long time—they've laid down roots, and have little connection now to their country of birth. This could end up being a sticky situation for a lot of families... Here's a story on reaction from the Vietnamese American community: A jolt in new Vietnam pact

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