The U.S. State Department has confirmed that the U.S. is funding a reintegration program in Laos for Lao and Hmong refugees in the U.S. with final orders of deportation. This endeavor comes at the heels of news that the Trump Administration is putting pressure on Laos to sign a repatriation agreement similar to what is already in place in Vietnam and Cambodia. Community activists estimate that as many as 4,700 Southeast Asian refugees in the U.S. will be affected.
The Asian American Studies Program together with the HMoob American Studies Committee and Lao and Cambodian Student Association is issuing a call for action and solidarity to STOP DEPORTATION!
STOP DEPORTATION! Voices from Southeast Asian Refugees and Community LeadersThursday, March 26, 2020TITU, Union South4-5:30pmReception to Follow
UW Statement on deportation threat: https://news.wisc.edu/uw-madison-shares-support-for-the-hmong-community/