World War II caused the displacement of millions of people, and several hundred were permitted to enter the United States to live in a refugee camp. This hearing analyzes the dilemma regarding the camp treatment of refugees and where they should go after the war ends, while discussing international concerns about displaced persons.
This hearing evaluates the status of relief efforts for refugees from the rise of communism in Indochina. Additionally, testimonies identify the results of U.S. "Operation Babylift" efforts to evacuate Vietnamese orphans and the status of U.S. relief efforts in Cambodia and Vietnam.
Thailand served as the initial country of refuge for many Indochinese peoples, so this document analyzes their refugee policy of the early 1980's and how the U.S. fit its resettlement programs into that mold.
This document details U.S. military operations in the midst of government transitions and civil unrest in Caribbean countries during a rise in political refugees from Haiti and Cuba to the United States.
In the midst of persecution by the Haitian government, many Haitians took refuge in the United States, much to the disapproval of the American public. This speech emphasizes the necessity of welcoming refugees, as they seek the liberty found in democracy.
As the Serbians aimed to wipe ethnic Albanians from their land, massive numbers of refugees from the Kosovo region fled from the massacres of the Serb forces. The hearing discusses proper humanitarian action on behalf of the United States and the level of crisis occurring in Kosovo.
As violence and tensions rise in Afghanistan between civilians and the Taliban, the U.S. aims to bring the situation into a light that will show the greatest areas of need for Afghani citizens and refugees.
Recommendations are made for which Iraqis deserve priority refugee or immigration status, with focus on the U.S. obligation to adequately assist Iraqi refugees who directly aided U.S. efforts in the Middle East.
Efforts by the United Nations and the U.S. government are evaluated in this hearing. Open discussion includes detailed brutalities faced by Americans and Iraqis in the process of Iraq building their new democracy.
This hearing entails numerous testimonies about the experiences of African refugees to the U.S. in the early 2000's. The stories detail the progress in certain areas of conflict and the continued need for aid in others.
Testimonies in this hearing include perspectives on the Iraqi refugee situation and an evaluation of current U.S. efforts to assist Iraqi refugees and the next steps the United States should take as humanitarian needs and security concerns increase.
From an NGO perspective, Iraq exists in the midst of a growing humanitarian crisis that needs to be solved before much political progress can occur. Hearing testimonies show the rising concern and urgency for the U.S. to live up to its leading "moral obligation" and compensate the reluctant support from other countries.
Testimonies in this hearing depict the harsh treatment of refugees by the U.S. during World War II, including accounts of the apathy and blood thirst that numerous refugees faced when attempting to flee to the U.S. The committee discusses the difficulties that refugees suffered while regarding the facts and circumstances, and measures to redeem U.S. actions are evaluated.
GAO reports on the effectiveness and quality of the international community's efforts to reintegrate Iraqi refugees into their native land, as well as the challenging conditions that complicate U.S. strategy.
Recent arrests of Iraqi refugees on conviction of attempted terrorist aid leads Congress to consider the consequences of the United States' humanitarian efforts and goals. Testimonies in this hearing cover the concerns for the future of U.S. security in its refugee admission program.
The Syrian refugee crisis leaves the United States to expect thousands of refugee admissions, yet the concern about lack of intelligence and security causes the U.S. government to question potential refugee connections to rising terrorist organizations in Iraq and Syria.
As millions of Syrian citizens are displaced from their homes, the reality of the refugee crisis is high on the United States' radar. This hearing identifies the impact of the refugee crisis on the security of the U.S. refugee admissions program through multiple testimonies that reveal both the advantages and disadvantages of admitting refugees from the Middle East.
Source: U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary; Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
Crystal City Texas Children's Party gathered around a table with bungalows in the background, where they lived at the Family Internment Camp. Source: Reseneder Family Collection/U.S. House of Representatives