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April 2, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When they arrived on the Gulf Coast a decade ago to take up fishing, Indochinese refugees found bitter resentment among many natives here. Now the immigrants are beginning to leave amid hard times in the fishing industry. And many of their neighbors are sorry to see them go. The exodus ironically comes as tensions between the newcomers and native-born fishermen had sunk beneath the surface of life in this Gulf of Mexico town of 49,000 people.
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April 2, 1990 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When they arrived on the Gulf Coast a decade ago to take up fishing, Indochinese refugees found bitter resentment among many natives here. Now the immigrants are beginning to leave amid hard times in the fishing industry. And many of their neighbors are sorry to see them go. The exodus ironically comes as tensions between the newcomers and native-born fishermen had sunk beneath the surface of life in this Gulf of Mexico town of 49,000 people.
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