According to this article last week in a Catholic Bulletin, the Atlanta area can expect to receive hundreds more refugees beginning this month, some from Vietnam (Hat tip: Brenda Walker). I don’t know why we are again bringing refugees from Vietnam since the country is now described as an “economic powerhouse” in Asia, and Vietnamese can apply to come to the US through normal immigration channels. The refugee program pays airfare and gives refugees money and a caseworker at taxpayer expense, while normal immigrants must make it on their own.
ATLANTA—Catholic Charities Atlanta is resettling nearly twice as many refugees this year as compared to 2006.
Those who are coming are natives of Burma and Vietnam.
And the increase in refugees is not a one-time event, McBrayer [director of refugee resettlement for Catholic Charities] said.
“We expect next calendar year to be even bigger,” she said.
The Catholic Church operates the largest refugee resettlement program in the country. About 11,250 refugees were welcomed to this country in 2006, the most recent figures available, according to the Migration & Refugee Services office of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Thomas Allen at VDARE asked (and answered) this question last summer, why Vietnam 30 years after the war?
Judy posted last week about how well the Vietnamese have done in America, however, this is not 1975 and their country is definitely on the rebound. The bright energetic reformers should be left in Vietnam now to help rebuild, not brought to America to clean motels or work in factories.