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dc.contributor.authorKandalaft, Merissa
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-13T21:27:32Z
dc.date.available2007-04-13T21:27:32Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/2926
dc.description43 p. ; An outstanding student paper selected as a Honors Paper.en
dc.description.abstractThis paper first examines the history of American refugee policy and the origins of the Overseas Refugee Program. An overview of the structure of the program follows, with an example of how it was applied to Iraqi refugees after the Gulf War. Then, I will present the key influences affecting the United States refugee policy: humanitarian concerns, domestic concerns including special interest groups and public opinion, and foreign policy. Next I will present a critique of the current politically motivated system. Finally, I propose suggested reforms including the establishment of an independent board to make annual determinations regarding refugee admissions; or giving federal courts the authority to determine grant refugee status based on the general condition of the originating country and the particular circumstances of the refugee, or allowing the executive to maintain its authority to determine refugee policy, but to rely less on foreign policy criteria to make its determinations and more on humanitarian concerns.en_US
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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectRefugee Policyen_US
dc.subjectForeign Policyen_US
dc.subjectOverseas Refugee Programen_US
dc.subjectIraqi Refugeesen_US
dc.subjectPublic Opinionen_US
dc.subjectGulf Waren_US
dc.subjectHuman Rightsen_US
dc.subjectRefugee Acten_US
dc.subjectFederal Authorityen_US
dc.titleThe Overseas Refugee Program: Foreign Policy, Public Opinion, and Refugee Policyen_US
dc.typeOtheren_US


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