U.S. grants waiver to ease plight of Hmong



win both way:
be a Hmong terror will qualify for asylum in America
be a returnee Hmong will get the land and shelter from LPDR



WASHINGTON (AP) - The Bush administration is granting a waiver for
Hmong who provided material support to organizations that are deemed
to be terrorist, which should ease the plight of some but not all
Hmong who are ensnared in federal immigration law.

The Departments of State and Homeland Security say the law's
provisions won't apply to material support that was provided to
certain Hmong groups prior to 2005.

The change won't apply to Hmong who actually took up arms. Under
provisions of the Patriot Act and the Real ID Act, those Hmong who
fought alongside Americans against Communists in the 1960s and 70s in
Laos are still considered terrorists -- which disqualifies them for
asylum or green cards.

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