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First wave refugees Air lifted out of Saigon Usually military personnel, diplomats, aristocrats, Vietnamese dependents of US citizens 95% from south Vietnam Mostly educated, over 2/3 could speak English Mostly catholic Volags- voluntary agencies helping refugees settle in the US o Refugees could not leave centers until found sponsers o In most cases, sponsors couldn’t support whole families, so families were split up Refugees dispersed so that no single state had to bear the “burden” But the secondary migration usually occurred. o By 1980, most of the first wave had moved to CA and TX Indochinese resettlement assistance act o Facilitated the resettlement of the first wave Second Wave (1978-81) Far more heterogeneous o Poorer, less educated, less westernized began migrating More ethnically diverse o Included people from Laos (which includes the Hmong) and Cambodia. Also ethnic Chinese from these regions migrated
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