The Nguyen family became part of the “boat people” exodus and made their way to Thailand. California governor Jerry Brown spearheaded an effort by high-profile Democrats to keep the refugees – even orphans – out of the United States.
Brown tried to block flights of refugees into Travis Air Force Base and said it was “a little strange” to bring in refugees when one million Californians were out of work. Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman of New York likewise pitted the refugees against her constituents. Rep Don Riegle of Michigan sought to bar funds for the refugees. Rep. Joshua Eilberg of Pennsylvania, chairman of a subcommittee on immigration, accused the Ford administration of acting “with unnecessary haste” in evacuation of the orphans.
Sen. Joe Biden tried to slow down the refugee bill in the Senate, complaining that he needed more information. Senator George McGovern said 90 percent of the Vietnamese refugees “would be better off going back to their own land,” and sponsored an amendment to return them. For Janet Nguyen’s family, there was no going back.As you can tell, these Democratic legislators, generally people of the left, weren't so quick to welcome refugees when they wore so-called yellow skin instead of brown, and were more likely to practice Buddhism than Islam. They obviously had no problem with the communism from which these refugees had fled. As for how Senator Nguyen was treated when her statements about the recently deceased Tom Hayden were out of step with those of her colleagues, read the full story.
A few other items:
I once wrote that the two life forms which love mankind more than we could ever deserve are each the backward spelling of the other. Here's some corroboration relating to one of them.
In the Alabama Republican primary election for U.S. Senator, the candidate endorsed by President Trump is still trailing in the polls.
The Dutch defense ministry implements tighter controls for non-Defense personnel at Volkel Air Force Base after a convicted jihadist was arrested there a few months ago.
In Newcastle, U.K., four male defendants are convicted of sex offenses against young females.
Also in the U.K., children at Christian schools were unknowingly fed halal meat.
Fewer rape cases in Sweden are being solved.
Greece orders the deportation of two Syrian refugees.
According to an internal report, German Chancellor Angela Merkel should not have opened Germany's borders to refugees. It should have been a parliamentary decision. (Sounds like how DACA was established, without any action from Congress.)
Senator McCain will not vote for the latest version of "repeal and replace".
And to finish, farmers in Maine are growing some "weird" vegetables.