A few days ago, the government announced that Assistant Secretary Myers signed a memorandum of agreement with the Deputy Foreign Minister for Vietnam regarding the repatriation of Vietnamese nationals who have been ordered removed. The agreement will enter into force in 60 days.
The repatriation agreement is the culmination of almost a decade of negotiations between the United States Department of State and the government of Vietnam. Under this agreement, Vietnamese nationals who arrived in the United States on or after July 12, 1995 are subject to return to Vietnam. To date, this will affect approximately 1,500 Vietnamese nationals currently living in the U.S.
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