Betty McCollum is working on a bill to prevent Hmong for deportation


SUAB HMONG NEWS (03/06/2020) — Betty McCollum, U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 4th congressional district, met with the Hmong community on Friday, March 6, 2020, in St. Paul, MN, to discuss the latest deportation by president Trump’s administration that is affecting the Hmong community in the United States.

CLICK HERE to watch Suab Hmong News covered Betty McCollum meeting with the Hmong community in St. Paul, Minnesota.

McCollum said she is working on a bill (H.R.6034) to prevent the United States to deport Hmong back to Laos.  McCollum said there is a 72 months for her and her colleague to work on the bill.

McCollum said based on a conversation with the Lao ambassador to the United States; Laos does not agree with president Trump’s deportation agreement.  Laos said any one wanted to go back and live in Laos, Laos welcomes them but Laos will not accept deportation without 1. The person is willing to go back, 2. The person must have family members who still live in Laos, and 3. The person must have connection in Laos.

McCollum is calling the Hmong community to work to together to support the bill.