RST is celebrating 40 years of open hearts and fresh starts this year. In honor of our 40th anniversary, RST is looking back on the history of refugees and the contributions they have made to the world.
The Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act was created in response to the end of the Vietnam War. It was passed on May 23rd, 1975, under President Gerald Ford. Under this act, 130,000 refugees were able to resettle in the United States in 1975 from South Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.