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The United States Refugee Admissions Program: Reforms for a New Era of Refugee Resettlement

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May 2005

The United States Refugee Admissions Program: Reforms for a New Era of Refugee Resettlement

ISBN 
978-0-9742819-1-9
Price - Paperback 
$4.95
Page Length 
134
Publisher 
Migration Policy Institute

Over the past four years, the United States has resettled far fewer refugees than it did in the 1990s. The decline has stemmed partly from post-9/11 security measures. But this book explains other, deeper reasons, deriving from changes in how and why refugees move, how asylum states receive them, and the world community's response. It also suggests steps to restore the program and better address real refugee needs.

What others are saying about The United States Refugee Admissions Program: Reforms for a New Era of Refugee Resettlement:

Senator Edward M. Kennedy:
"At a time when America's noble heritage and history as a beacon of hope for the world's downtrodden is under siege . . . David Martin is a powerful voice of reason the nation needs to hear." 

George Rupp, President, International Rescue Committee
"Must reading for policymakers, journalists, academics, and everyone who cares about America's efforts on behalf of the world's most vulnerable people. I strongly recommend it." 

Read the Executive Summary

Table of Contents 

Introduction

The Context

Reforming the System for Deciding on Resettlement Initiatives

The Priority System for Access to the Admissions Program and Arrangements for Urgent Cases

The Role of the Department of Homeland Security

Operational Issues and an Overview of the Resettlemetn Process

The Role of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Statutory Amendments

Consolidated Recommendations