Renewing U.S. Commitment to Refugee Protection: The 30th Anniversary of the Refugee Act

Human Rights First gathered policymakers and experts in refugee and asylum law on March 16, 2010 for a full-day symposium at Georgetown University Law School in Washington, D.C. The symposium highlighted the United States’ achievements since the passage of the Refugee Act of 1980, honored the contributions refugees and their children have made to the diverse fabric of American society, and evaluated the ways in which policymakers can work together to overcome current challenges in the U.S. refugee resettlement and asylum systems. Read a summary about the symposium. See the speakers and program (PDF). Read the press release and recommendations (PDF). Watch our video. 27 refugees sworn in as US citizens on the 30th Anniversary of the Refugee Act Take action.


Published on March 16, 2010


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