Politics & Government

August 12, 2008 3:37 PM

House resolution commemorates 1958 Azorean Refugee Act

John F. Kennedy helped populate the San Joaquin Valley with Azoreans. Now, the Valley's lawmakers offer a belated thanks. In a commemoration that's also a rich political lesson, six House members are honoring long-ago congressional efforts on behalf of Azoreans displaced by a 1950s volcano. The volcano subsided, but the consequences of Kennedy's efforts can still be felt today.

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