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