“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. 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. Washington now believes the 2008 agreement does not protect Vietnamese immigrants from deportation until 1995, Thrower told The Atlantic. This would apply to migrants who are either undocumented or have committed crimes, and this interpretation would not apply to those who have become U.S. citizens. Waldman declined to consider efforts to renegotiate the agreement with Vietnam, and the Vietnamese Embassy did not respond to several requests for advice. But the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center, an interest group in Washington, D.C., said in a statement that the purpose of the meeting was to amend the 2008 agreement. This agreement was initially for a period of five years and was to be automatically renewed every three years, unless one of the parties decided not to do so. Under these rules, it is expected to be extended next month. Since 1998, more than 9,000 Vietnamese nationals have been permanently deported. “This is our response to how, as a community, we feel that the return agreement should remain as it is and should be extended to protect more family members,” said Nancy Nguyen.
The Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2008 by the two countries postpones the immediate deportation of Vietnamese immigrants who arrived in the United States before the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries on 12 July 1995. If one of the two countries chooses to waive the renewal of the agreement in January 2019, at least 8,000 Vietnamese immigrants will have to expect to be deported, as they are subject to the standard immigration law. “For many years, the U.S.-u.S. Return Agreement