U.S. Refugee Programs for 1991: Hearing Before the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session, on the Proposed U.S. Refugee Resettlement Admissions Program for Fiscal Year 1991, October 3, 1990, Volume 4

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1991 - 349 pages

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Page 256 - refugee" means (A) any person who is outside any country of such person's nationality or, in the case of a person having no nationality, is outside any country in which such person last habitually resided, and who is unable or unwilling to return to, and is unable or unwilling to avail himself or herself of the protection of, that country because of persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion...
Page 295 - General shall promptly submit to the division of the court and the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House of Representatives a report specifying the facts found and the ultimate grounds for such removal.
Page 256 - refugee" does not include any person who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.
Page 12 - People who have fled their country because of a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group and who cannot or do not want to return.
Page 105 - The President The White House Washington, DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: The...
Page 102 - ... United States under section 208 of the Act (8 USC 1158), as this is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest. In accordance with section...
Page 304 - Congress, that the following persons may, if otherwise qualified, be considered refugees for the purpose of admission to the United States while still within their countries of nationality or habitual residence: a. Persons in Vietnam and Laos who have past or present ties to the United States or who have been or currently are in reeducation camps in Vietnam or seminar camps in Laos, and their accompanying family members. b. Present and former political prisoners and persons in imminent danger of...
Page 101 - FY 1993 is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest; provided, however, that this number shall be understood as including persons admitted to the United States during FY 1993 with Federal refugee resettlement assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions program, as provided in paragraph (b) below.
Page 7 - By changing the standard to refugees of "special humanitarian concern," the Committee intends to emphasize that the plight of the refugees themselves, as opposed to national origins or political considerations, should be paramount in determining which refugees are to be admitted to the United States.
Page 325 - Compelling concern/interest: exceptional cases of (a) refugees who are in immediate danger of loss of life and for whom there appears to be no alternative to resettlement in the United States, or (b) refugees of compelling concern to the United States such as former or present political prisoners and dissidents.

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