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(From The Nation (Thailand))
Byline: The Nation.
The United States is committed to accepting more Karenni immigrants living in Thailand in the coming years after the complete amendment of a major law, which is expected next year, US Assistant Secretary of State Ellen Sauerbrey said yesterday.
The Patriot Act, which took effect after the 9/11 attack in 2001, has barred the State Department from accepting displaced people if they were disqualified under two major conditions: being members of any armed groups or having supplied material support for such groups.
Sauerbrey said the Bush Administration would push for an amendment to the Act in …