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Earlier Immigrants Set Example for Vietnamese

November 23, 2003

Re "More Vietnamese Immigrants Reaching End of Welfare Benefits," Nov. 1:

Like the Vietnamese described in this article, many of us here in America have ancestors who, a few generations ago, were struggling to make their way. They did not "reach the end of their benefits," because there weren't any. They worked hard, learned the language and persevered. Whatever "social segregation" that they may have experienced fell away as they became an integral part of the fabric of the country.

Barbara Nielsen

Newport Beach

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