Letter to Congressional Committee Chairmen Transmitting a Report on the Status of Indochina Refugees.
IN ACCORDANCE with the provisions of the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975, I am reporting to you on the status of refugees from Cambodia and South Vietnam.
As my report to you shows, we continue to make substantial progress in the resettlement and assimilation of the Indochina refugee into American life. During the past quarter our attention has been focused particularly on the development of marketable job skills and English language proficiency for the resettled refugee. At the same time, however, we have brought into the United States almost all the remaining refugees authorized under the extended parole program. These new refugees will require our special attention and assistance.
I take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank the voluntary agencies, the public and private institutions and the many individual families that have contributed so generously to this program. Their support has aided these newcomers to our country and, through them, all our society.
GERALD R. FORD
Note: This is the text of identical letters addressed to the Honorable James O. Eastland, Chairman, Senate Committee on the Judiciary; the Honorable Peter W. Rodino, Chairman, House Committee on the Judiciary; the Honorable John J. Sparkman, Chairman, Senate Committee on Foreign Relations; the Honorable Thomas E. Morgan, Chairman, House Committee on International Relations; the Honorable John L. McClellan, Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriations; and the Honorable George H. Mahon, Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations.
The report is entitled "HEW Task Force for Indochina Refugees, Report to the Congress, December 20, 1976."
Gerald R. Ford, Letter to Congressional Committee Chairmen Transmitting a Report on the Status of Indochina Refugees. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/257777