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… read more

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 years. On March 17, 1980, President Jimmy Carter signed the Refugee Act after it was unanimously passed by the U.S. Senate and had bipartisan support in the House. The act raised the annual ceiling for refugees allowed in the United States, established the Office of Refugee Resettlement, and created a process for addressing refugee emergencies. The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum and the refugee assistance organization HIAS hosted this event. close

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Program ID:
461494-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 13, 2019 | 10:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Jul 15, 2019 | 2:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 13, 2019 | 10:41pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 14, 2019 | 4:42pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 15, 2019 | 2:45am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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