Thailand: Is a person born of Vietnamese parents who have resided in Thailand for forty years automatically considered a citizen? Can that person have restrictions placed upon freedom of movement and other aspects of life?
|Publisher||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada|
|Author||Research Directorate, Immigration and Refugee Board, Canada|
|Publication Date||1 June 1989|
|Citation / Document Symbol||THA1054|
|Cite as||Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, Thailand: Is a person born of Vietnamese parents who have resided in Thailand for forty years automatically considered a citizen? Can that person have restrictions placed upon freedom of movement and other aspects of life?, 1 June 1989, THA1054, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6ac9628.html [accessed 30 January 2015]|
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Attached is a copy of Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1988, (Washington: U.S. Department of State, February 1989), pp. 942-943. The document, which is the latest available report dealing with the requested subjects, indicates that members and descendants of the Vietnamese community which fled Indochina in the 1940's, have tight restrictions on travel and other opportunities. The document also reports that members of this community cannot become Thai citizens and have had difficulties in integrating into Thai society, although the younger members of the Vietnamese community in Thailand have had some degree of success in establishing themselves in the society.