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September 28, 2005

‘Thank you, America, for welcoming us.’

Boat people reach U.S. after 16 years

Posted by Karol at 08:44 AM |
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All is not right in the world. Karol is posting at 8:44 in the am?

Posted by: Lisa at September 28, 2005 at 9:01 am

Seriously. I am worn out. After Friday’s party, I’ll be sleeping all weekend.

Posted by: Karol at September 28, 2005 at 9:09 am

I’ve never heard of this before. I find it upsetting and suprising that the US and the Philippines were left to hash this out themselves without the UN’s assistance and that the UN basically abandoned these declared refugees. At the very least I would expect the Philippine government to make noise about it. The UN, as bad as I think it is, hasn’t shown itself to be the kind of group that will stop spending money or interjecting itself into a situation to help (even if unwanted/needed).
I’m happy for the outcome and even happier that the parties involved have figured it out without the guiding hand of any Undersecretary heading the Persecuted Viatnamese Refugees in Limbo in the Philippines Department.

Posted by: Joe Ego at September 29, 2005 at 1:23 am
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