Nation: Coming Aboard

The number of refugees entering the U.S, has more than tripled during the past four years. The big increase started in the wake of the war in Indo-China, first with the evacuation of U.S. supporters, then the rescue of the Vietnamese boat people (about 75% of the 62,000 Indo-Chinese admitted during fiscal 1979) and finally the starving fugitives from Cambodia (about 20% of the 1979 total). A second large new group comes from the Soviet Union, a total of 77,000 Jews, dissidents and others since 1977.

Before Castro came to power in 1959, there were only about 50,000 Cubans living in the...

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