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Refugee Resettlement I

In 1975 Julia Taft worked in Gerald Ford's White House. She was only 32 years old when she was put in charge of a mission to bring over 130,000 Vietnamese refugees to America in a matter of months.  

It was very exciting, the discussions about who should we evacuate, how do we get our people out, how do we take care of classified documents, what planes are in the region, who could go and pick up people …
- Julia Taft

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