Year: 1998 Source: Minnesota Daily, (February 16, 1998), p.12 SIEC No: 19990061

This article describes the plight of the Hmong, people from Laos whom the US enlisted during the Vietnam war as guerillas. After the war, about 180,000 Hmong Laotians immigrated to the US. Many of the older people had difficulty conforming to the culture and were reliant on government assistance. In 1997, welfare reform reduced this assistance even more. Despair & worry as a result of this reduction has resulted in 3 Hmong suicides. Details surrounding one Hmong woman’s suicide are given.