Pushback From Vietnamese-Americans and Vets Stops CA Bill That Would Have Repealed Ban on Communists

The bill's Democrat sponsor withdrew his support Wednesday after apologizing to veterans and those who have fled communist regimes.

FILE — Dung Nguyen was among Hundreds of Vietnamese-Americans protesting outside during the Irvine council meeting over proposal to establish a "friendship" relationship with city in Vietnam. Many of the same Vietnamese-Americans who fled the communist regime protested AB22, a California bill that would have repealed a ban on communists working in California government. The bill’s sponsor withdrew the bill and apologized to Vietnamese-Americans and veterans.

By Published on May 18, 2017

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