An Amerasian is a child fathered by a United States citizen in Vietnam during conflict in that region, and resettled in the United States under legislation enacted in December of 1987 commonly referred to as the “Amerasian Homecoming Act.” Amerasians are granted Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status under special provisions of the Immigrant and Nationality Act and are eligible for the same benefits as refugees.


Sources and further information:

Office of Refugee Resettlement – Amerasians

2014 ORR Report to Congress

Government Accountability Office – Vietnamese Amerasian Resettlement