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Seattle's Hmong Immigrants Remember Their Homeland05:05
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Cheu Chang, right, at the Indochinese Farm Project in Woodinville in the mid-80s. (Courtesy of Sharon Coleman/WSU Extension)
Cheu Chang, right, at the Indochinese Farm Project in Woodinville in the mid-80s. (Courtesy of Sharon Coleman/WSU Extension)
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The end of the Vietnam War, 40 years ago, brought a new group of refugees to the U.S. – ethnic Hmong people from the country of Laos, on Vietnam’s border. Scores of Hmong soldiers worked with the CIA during the war, and were later forced to flee when the North Vietnamese took over.

A few thousand Hmong immigrants now make their home in the Seattle area. But as Liz Jones from Here & Now contributor KUOW reports, the pain of a “lost homeland” still hangs over this community.

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This segment aired on April 30, 2015.

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