Under Trump Administration, Some Vietnamese Immigrants Face Uncertain Fate

Vietnamese immigrants attend a public forum at VietAid in Dorchester to learn more about changes to immigration policies under President Trump. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)
Vietnamese immigrants attend a public forum at VietAid in Dorchester to learn more about changes to immigration policies under President Trump. (Shannon Dooling/WBUR)

It’s a Saturday afternoon at a community center in Dorchester. More than a dozen people sit in metal folding chairs, organized in a circle and leaning forward, listening to the free legal advice being offered.

Some people are at the workshop alone; others have young children with them. They’re all part of Dorchester’s large Vietnamese community. And, like Van Nguyen, they’re all here because they’re worried.

“I mean it’s kind of, like, hitting home because my husband does not have citizenship and he’s got a past so we’re just kind of very nervous too,” Nguyen says.

There’s increasing anxiety among Vietnamese immigrants across the country.

For more than a year now, the Trump administration has been quietly renegotiating an agreement between the United States and Vietnam. The agreement has allowed some Vietnamese immigrants to live here for more than 20 years.

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Trump-Kim summit: What happened at their first meeting – and what to expect at their next

President Donald Trump says his second meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next week will be “very exciting,” but says he has “no pressing timetable” on Pyongyang giving up its nuclear weapons as long as there isn’t any testing. (Feb. 19) AP

WASHINGTON – The “Dotard” and the “Rocket Man” are ready for their second pas de deux.

The world will be watching when President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sit down next week for their second summit in less than a year.

The meeting, which will take place Feb. 27 and 28 in Vietnam, follows their first round of face-to-face talks last summer in Singapore and will give the two leaders a chance to flesh out some of the details of a history-making denuclearization agreement that emerged from their initial dialogue.

Here’s a look back at what happened during the first summit and what we can expect during the second:

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