Letter to Congressional Committee Chairmen Transmitting 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.
We have made and continue to make remarkable progress in the resettlement and assimilation of the Indochina refugee into American life. This progress has been made possible through the efforts of many private individuals and through the cooperative efforts of public and private institutions. Many refugees have made the transition into American life. Others require financial, medical or educational assistance. As my report to you shows, that assistance is adequately being provided through several federally assisted programs.
Vast strides have been made by these newcomers to our country. I am confident that in the near future, they will achieve full citizenship and contribute greatly to 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, September 20, 1976."
Gerald R. Ford, Letter to Congressional Committee Chairmen Transmitting 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/242779