As the first Vietnamese American elected state legislators, we are outraged by the current administration’s attempt to re-negotiate the 2008 Memo of Understanding between the United States and Vietnam. This MOU established the protected status for Vietnamese refugees arriving the U.S. before 1995.
As Vietnamese refugees, we experienced first-hand the political reasons to seek refuge and the hardships the Vietnamese refugees faced establishing life in the U.S.
We call for honoring our country’s and its people’s longstanding humanitarian spirit. We call for honoring the commitments the U.S. government have had with the Vietnamese refugee post-Vietnam war.
We, undersigned, vehemently oppose this attempt and ask the current administration to honor our promises.
Representative-Elect – Legislative District 41
Senator-Elect – Legislative District 34