Vietnamese refugees crowd aboard the Military Sealift Command ship Pioneer Contender after fleeing Vietnam in 1975. Photo: AP Vietnamese refugees crowd aboard the Military Sealift Command ship Pioneer Contender after fleeing Vietnam in 1975. Photo: AP
Vietnamese refugees crowd aboard the Military Sealift Command ship Pioneer Contender after fleeing Vietnam in 1975. Photo: AP

The prison-deportation pipeline for Southeast Asian refugees in the United States

Almost 50 years ago a flood of refugees came out of Southeast Asia after the Vietnam war; they hold lessons for the Syrians inundating Europe and the US

Vietnamese refugees crowd aboard the Military Sealift Command ship Pioneer Contender after fleeing Vietnam in 1975. Photo: AP Vietnamese refugees crowd aboard the Military Sealift Command ship Pioneer Contender after fleeing Vietnam in 1975. Photo: AP
Vietnamese refugees crowd aboard the Military Sealift Command ship Pioneer Contender after fleeing Vietnam in 1975. Photo: AP
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