Immigrants: Forgotten Children, Old Allies

Among the saddest victims of war are the illegitimate children left behind by the soldiers who go home at the end of a conflict. There are thousands of such offspring of U.S. military men still in Viet Nam. Many of these youngsters are outcasts, shunned by their maternal families and living at a barebones subsistence level In an effort to help solve the problem, Secretary of State George Shultz presented to Congress last week a proposal to admit 8,000 so-called Amerasian children to the U.S. over three years. "Because of their undisputed ties to our country, these children and family...

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