US envoy to Vietnam quit in protest at Trump plan to deport thousands of refugees

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Ted Osius says administration asked him to press Vietnam to accept the deportees, who had mostly fled to America after 1975

The former US ambassador to Vietnam has said he resigned last year in opposition to a Trump administration plan to deport more than 8,000 Vietnamese people, most of whom are refugees.

Ted Osius, who worked in the US foreign services for 30 years, said the Trump administration asked him to press Vietnam’s government to accept the deportees – who had mostly fled the country after the fall of Saigon in 1975.

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