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"Decades. This new stance guarding the Atlantic mirrors White House efforts to clamp down on immigration writ large, frequent complaint to the president's on the campaign trail of money links, of course, to a litany of ills in the United States, and some of you do too, but they're pursuing deportation many long-term immigrants from Vietnam Cambodia and other countries through the administration alleges. Wrongly by the way, are violent criminal aliens. But Washington and Hanoi of had a unique two thousand eight agreement specifically bars the deportation of Vietnamese people arrived in the United States before July twelfth nineteen ninety five the date we reestablished diplomatic relations after the Vietnam war twenty years after. The White House unilaterally. Reinterpreted the agreement in the spring of two thousand seventeen to exempt people convicted of crimes from its protections. So a spokesperson for the US embassy last week in Hanoi said the American government is reversing course again. And it now believes that the two thousand eight agreement fails to protect pre nineteen ninety-five Vietnamese immigrants from deportation. Here's a quote from a spokesperson from the embassy United States and Vietnam signed a bilateral agreement on removals in two thousand eight that establishes procedures for deep deporting Vietnamese citizens who ride in the United States after July twelfth nineteen ninety-five. I get that. I'm talking about the people who fled at the end of the Vietnam war. We're now reversing course and saying, yeah, we'll start sending them back. You got a parking ticket get outta here. What I just. I don't understand this southeast Asia resource action center. Washington DC advocacy group said in a statement that the purpose of the meeting was to change the two thousand eight agreement deal initially had been set to last for five years and was to be automatically extended every three years unless either party opted out. Final remove since one thousand nine hundred eight final removal orders have been issued for more than nine thousand Vietnamese nationals. Look if you committed a crime you came here after nineteen ninety-five that fine. It's still not fine. Because I want to know what kind of crimes were talking about. Either minor crimes then why what are we worried about? If you're running guns and doing drug deals with cartel fine. That's totally different. I'm concerned though. Suddenly now, we helped you fight the Vietnam war. You got a parking ticket? We're going to deport you. According the Trump administration. My goodness. We'll keep an eye on all of this. Thank you so much for tuning in to Caroline, my producer, Chris on the board. I'm eat bear. This is cagey away. Ten keep it tuned in for the Ron Owens report. Even keijo. Oh, eight ten and streaming online at K G, O radio dot com. It is twelve forty two and we need to check the roads in."