Vietnam, which wanted to remain on good terms before Trump`s visit, agreed to welcome the deportees rather than hold the United States on its own and ask Washington to abide by the 2008 agreement. And while during that period, only a dozen Vietnamese immigrants were deported from the United States before 1995 and Hanoi officials subsequently stepped up their opposition, Vietnam never strongly rejected the Trump administration. Although neither the United States nor Vietnam withdrew from the 2008 agreement, the Vietnamese government officially recognized the Trump administration`s new read. Such a concession will allow the United States to deport all non-citizens to Vietnam before 1995. Supporters told me that they were aware of a few who have been deported since December. But it is not certain that Vietnam is still slowly rolling these moves, as was the case in 2017. According to ICE reports, the number of Vietnamese deported rose from 35 in 2016 to 71 in 2017 and 122 in 2018. Waldman declined to consider efforts to renegotiate the agreement with Vietnam, and the Vietnamese Embassy did not respond to several requests for advice. Senators noted with particular concern that targeting the Trump administration against Vietnamese refugees who arrived in the country before the resumption of diplomatic relations between the United States and Vietnam in 1995 was contrary to a return agreement reached between the two countries in 2008. The agreement offered legal protection to the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese refugees who fled to the United States after the Vietnam War.
“They want to deport more people everywhere,” Fuchs said. “And in Vietnam, there is an agreement that puts them in their way. And so they will do all kinds of legal and intellectual jiu-jitsu that they need to justify the end they want. Immigration lawyers are doing everything they can to decipher the clues about the status of the 2008 agreement. They hope to clear up people like Vu and the thousands of others who live in suspense. Thrower`s statement illustrated the government`s assertion that the 2008 agreement, which had previously governed all deportations to Vietnam, was no longer exhaustive, but only settled some deportations to Vietnam and that its specific release from arrivals prior to 1995 did not exempt them from deportation, but only from deportation under that agreement. The government used the term “as part of this agreement” of the agreement to continue the withdrawal of the Vietnamese before 1995 as part of another anonymous diplomatic process beyond the borders of the 2008 agreement. “The United States and Vietnam signed a bilateral agreement on deportations in 2008; the deportation process for Vietnamese nationals who entered the United States after July 12, 1995 and is subject to final deportation warrants,” said James Thrower, a spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Hanoi, at the time the new White House position. “While the procedures under this specific agreement do not apply to Vietnamese nationals who entered the United States before 12 July 1995, it does not explicitly exclude the withdrawal of pre-1995 cases.” Phi Nguyen – no relation – is the director of the trial at Asian Americans Advancing Justice in Atlanta. It says that a 2008 agreement between the United States and Vietnam set parameters for deportation.
A large number of Vietnamese who arrived in the United States.