Vietnamese refugees in U.S. are in limbo
Thousands of Vietnamese refugees now residing across the United States are feeling the pressures, after the immigration authorities have hinted for their deportation back Vietnam, considering that the U.S. had already established diplomatic relations with the communist country.
The repatriation pact has caused both emotional stir and negative reactions from people, particularly the illegal immigrants, who are to be affected by recent news of their mass deportation. Consequently, human rights groups and other cause-oriented organizations have warned that the impending move would put the deportees' lives in danger and that their future in that communist country is no longer assured, knowing that many of them don't have relatives their anymore.
Civic groups have insisted that they should be given a chance to stay where they are now to rebuild their lives for as long as they have not committed crimes during their stay here.
"Sending them back to Vietnam will surely put them in a humiliating situation considering that most of them have been away for decades now," cause-oriented officials were quoted as saying.
As this developed, some North Korean asylum seekers have launched their protest actions infront of a building that houses the immigration office in Olive and 6th Streets Wednesday. They were joined by a bunch of their supporters to drum support for their sad political plights.
It is public knowledge that North Korea is rogue regime whose human rights violations against its people are known worldwide. There is danger that these asylum seekers will experience hardships or even death once they are shipped back to North Korea. The U.S. government has not established diplomatic relations with North Korea on the ground that it has continued to neglect the U.N. call for it to stop developing nuclear weapons of mass destruction.
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