REFUGEES: Some Yearn to Return Home

Overly optimistic, some U.S. immigration officials had predicted that all the Vietnamese refugees would be settled in their new American homes within three months. Now that seems to have been just one more delusion. Red tape, a shortage of sponsors and sorely understaffed volunteer organizations have combined to keep more than 100,000 refugees billeted in four camps in the U.S. and on Guam. Only 24,000 refugees out of a total of 131,000 have moved out so far. Though the processing began to speed up last week, it remained agonizingly slow, and the...

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