The White House statement said Trump’s executive order would establish a merit-based immigration system and reiterated that Trump would work with Congress on a legislative solution that “could include citizenship, along with strong border security and permanent merit-based reforms,” but no amnesty. … [Read more...] about Trump’s planned order on ‘dreamer’ immigrants will not include amnesty: White House
Women and children protection desk
In response to appeals from Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong, calls from the Presidium of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee, and directives from the Prime Minister, the entire political system and the population have adopted an attitude of “fighting the pandemic is like fighting an enemy”. The health sector’s “white-bloused soldiers” have constantly stood firmly in the frontlines, she added. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 25
Experience from around the world has demonstrated that the risks and incidences of gender-based violence are likely to increase, and the ability for women to access support services is more difficult during social isolation. There is also evidence from within Vietnam that addressing women’s livelihoods can also exacerbate gender-based violence if gender equality is not addressed with both men and women. … [Read more...] about Australia helps Vietnam’s northwestern communities recover from Covid-19
Last night I had the honor to host four former Vietnamese Ambassadors to have dinner at my home. They said when we better understand each other, we will respect each other more. I think that education exchanges would help promote that friendship for mutual understanding. … [Read more...] about What would the US Ambassador to VN wish for if he had a magic lamp?
“It’s pretty amazing,” said Huong Le Thu, a senior analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute. “I’m cautious of calling Vietnam a success story. It’s too early to be out of the woods. But the measures have been quite effective so far.” … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia April 26