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… read more

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 light of the current day refugee concerns. 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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  • Mark Hetfield President and CEO HIAS
  • Frank Loy Director (Former) Department of State->Bureau of Refugee Programs
  • David A. Martin Special Assistant (Former) Department of State->Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs
  • Lionel Rosenblatt Coordinator (Former) Department of State->Bureau of Refugee Programs
  • Eric P. Schwartz Assistant Secretary (Former) Department of State->Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
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Program ID:
461494-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
First Aired:
Jul 27, 2019 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
Last Aired:
Aug 15, 2019 | 5:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3

Airing Details

  • Jul 27, 2019 | 4:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 28, 2019 | 3:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 04, 2019 | 9:00am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 08, 2019 | 10:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 09, 2019 | 5:18am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 15, 2019 | 11:21am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 15, 2019 | 5:44pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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