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The Overseas Refugee Program: Foreign Policy, Public Opinion, and Refugee Policy

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dc.contributor.author Kandalaft, Merissa
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-13T21:27:32Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-13T21:27:32Z
dc.date.issued 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1928/2926
dc.description 43 p. ; An outstanding student paper selected as a Honors Paper. en
dc.description.abstract This 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
dc.format.extent 1531453 bytes
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Refugee Policy en_US
dc.subject Foreign Policy en_US
dc.subject Overseas Refugee Program en_US
dc.subject Iraqi Refugees en_US
dc.subject Public Opinion en_US
dc.subject Gulf War en_US
dc.subject Human Rights en_US
dc.subject Refugee Act en_US
dc.subject Federal Authority en_US
dc.title The Overseas Refugee Program: Foreign Policy, Public Opinion, and Refugee Policy en_US
dc.type Other en_US


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