Retired Idaho Chief Justice Jim Jones has had a passion for war-time refugees since his days as a soldier in Vietnam in 1968 and 1969. He values refugees and points out that the hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese who came to the United States after the war are hard-working, law-abiding people who have greatly contributed to our country. He believes all refugees from war-ravaged nations are valuable American citizens, if given the chance. He’s doing what he can to improve their chance, by helping refugees with their legal needs.
For 50 years, this Vietnam vet’s heart ached for refugees. Now the retired judge is taking action, featured in the Idaho Statesman