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  • Washington Journal Camila DeChalus Discusses US Policy Toward AsylumSeekers
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    Camila DeChalus on U.S. Policy Toward Asylum-Seekers

    Camila DeChalus talked about her recent piece on what’s happening to asylum-seekers when they reach the U.S.-Mexico border.

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  • Irregular Migration
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    Irregular Migration

    The Center for Strategic and International Studies held a panel discussion following the release of its new report on irregular migration. Panelists discussed the causes of irregular…

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  • Ken Cuccinelli Speaks About Status of Bahamians Seeking US Entry
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    Ken Cuccinelli Comments to Reporters at the White House

    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli spoke to reporters about the administration’s policy toward Bahamians fleeing the island in the wake of Hurricane…

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  • Implementation of the Refugee Act of 1980
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    Implementation of the Refugee Act of 1980

    Former government officials who helped to implement the Refugee Act of 1980 discussed challenges they faced with refugee admissions, the impact of public opinion, and lessons learned in…

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  • Origins of the Refugee Act of 1980
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    Origins of the Refugee Act of 1980

    A group of former government officials who helped write and implement the Refugee Act of 1980 discussed the reasons behind the creation of the legislation, and how these issues are still with us…

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  • Refugee Act of 1980
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    Refugee Act of 1980

    A group of former government officials and refugee rights advocates discussed the Refugee Act of 1980, the history of refugee policy prior to 1980, and refugee issues over the past 40…

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  • US Response to NaziEra Refugee Crisis
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    U.S. Response to Nazi-Era Refugee Crisis

    The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hosted a talk on early 20th century immigration policy and the Nazi-era refugee crisis of the 1930s and 1940s. U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum historian…

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  • Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Asylum Reform Bill Along Party Lines
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    Immigration and Asylum Legislation

    The Senate Judiciary Committee met to consider S. 1494, the Secure and Protect Act of 2019, which would change the rules governing adjudication of asylum seekers' cases and establish processing…

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  • Washington Journal Sarah Pierce Discusses US Asylum Laws
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    Sarah Pierce on U.S. Asylum Laws

    Migration Policy Institute’s Sarah Pierce talked about Trump administration attempts to restrict who can seek asylum in the U.S.

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  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Viewers responded to the question “Should the U.S. tighten asylum laws?”

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  • House Debates Southern Border Humanitarian Aid Bill
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    Debate on U.S. Southern Border Humanitarian Aid Bill, Part 1

    After initial debate, House Democrats withdrew the rule that would have permitted debate on the House version of the southern border humanitarian aid bill. The House later passed the Senate…

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  • Debate on US Southern Border Humanitarian Aid Bill Part 2
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    Debate on U.S. Southern Border Humanitarian Aid Bill, Part 2

    After initial debate, House Democrats withdrew the rule that would have permitted debate on the House version of the southern border humanitarian aid bill. The House later passed the Senate…

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  • Debate on Beyer Amendment on Office of Refugee Resettlement Disclosure
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    Debate on Beyer Amendment on Office of Refugee Resettlement Disclosure

    Representative Donald Beyer (D-VA) offered an amendment that would require the Office of Refugee Resettlement to disclose information related to unaccompanied children in the custody of the…

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  • Debate on Castro Amendment on Child Refugees
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    Debate on Castro Amendment on Child Refugees

    As the House considered a nearly $1 trillion spending package, Representative Joaquin Castro (D-TX) introduced an amendment that requires the government to report all deaths of migrant…

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  • Washington Journal Haley Sweetland Edwards Discusses Global Migration Impacts
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    Haley Sweetland Edwards on Global Migration Impacts

    TIME Magazine’s Haley Sweetland Edwards discussed her special report looking at migration around the globe and how countries are responding. This program is part of a “Washington Journal”…

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  • US Cold War Refugee Policy
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    U.S. Cold War Refugee Policy

    Historians Carl Bon Tempo and Maria Cristina Garcia outlined the evolution of refugee policy from the immediate post-war period through the Refugee Act of 1980, which amended several laws…

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  • Reel America emSeeds of Destinyem 1946
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    Seeds of Destiny

    This 1946 Academy Award-winning short U.S. Army film depicts the crisis of millions of refugees and orphans at the end of World War II. Showing many graphic scenes of traumatized, hungry,…

    540 views
  • Washington Journal Sarah Pierce Discusses the US Asylum Process
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    Sarah Pierce on the U.S. Asylum Process

    Migration Policy Institute’s Sarah Pierce discusses the criteria for and process of seeking asylum in the U.S.

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  • Economic impact of Migrants and Refugees
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    Economic impact of Migrants and Refugees

    Economic and migration experts talked about the economic impact of refugees and other migrants. William Kerr, a Harvard Business School professor, also discussed findings in a book he wrote on…

    640 views
  • Refugee Resettlement Programs Part 1
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    Refugee Resettlement Programs, Part 1

    The Niskanen Center hosted an event in Washington, DC on refugee resettlement in the United States. The first panel focused on the history of accepting refugees and the foreign policy…

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