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Vietnam War Refugees Weigh In On President Trump's Immigration Policies05:00
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When Southeast Asians fled to the United States in the 1970s and '80s as refugees of the Vietnam War, Americans were just as divided about whether to accept them as they are now about welcoming refugees from Syria and other countries.

Back then, the federal government made the unpopular choice to double down on the number of people it would take in, and created a formal resettlement system.

Today, the Trump administration is taking a much stricter stance. And as Katie Colaneri (@KatieColaneri) from Here & Now contributor WHYY reports, it's sparking memories and mixed reactions for Philadelphia's refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

This segment aired on April 28, 2017.

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