Resource Shortage May Hurt Hmong Refugees

Thao Mai Yia, with some of her seven boys inside their home

hide captionThao Mai Yia, with some of her seven boys inside their home, next to Tham Krabok Temple in central Thailand. She, her husband and sons have left their refugee village for a new life in America.

Doualy Xaykaothao
Hmong children

hide captionHmong children at a refugee camp in Thailand,

Doualy Xaykaothao

Thousands of Hmong refugees are being resettled in the United States. Many fled their native Laos after Communist forces targeted them for aiding U.S. forces during the Vietnam War. Many speak no English, raising fears among government officials, who say budget cuts have hurt social services for the refugees. Minnesota Public Radio's Tom Scheck reports.

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