US refugee admissions history and policy

Thomas-Greenfield, Linda
January 2001
Refugee Survey Quarterly;Jan2001, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p165
Academic Journal
Conference Paper
A conference paper about the history and policy of refugee admissions in the U.S. is presented. It discusses the status of the U.S. as the world's largest recipients of refugees for permanent resettlement, admitting about 100,000 refugees each year. It highlights the legal basis for the admission of refugees in the country as well as its resettlement programs for refugees coming from Africa, Europe, former Yugoslavia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Asia.


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