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U.S. Vows to Accept 25,000 Indochinese Refugees in 1990

From United Press International

The United States pledged today to accept 25,000 more Indochinese refugees and help finance efforts to solve the 14-year-old exodus from Southeast Asia.

Jonathan Moore, U.S. coordinator for refugee affairs, disclosed the figure in the wake of criticism from Southeast Asian nations worried about dwindling numbers of refugees absorbed by the United States over the last few years, estimated at 24,000 to 27,000.

After two days of deliberations among delegates from 37 countries, Moore said the U.S. budget for fiscal 1990 includes funding for an influx of 25,000 refugees, with the bulk coming from Malaysia.

Since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, 891,391 Indochinese have been resettled in the United States.

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