ERIC Number: ED249294
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Refugee Resettlement Programs and Techniques.
Stein, Barry N.
This report on refugee resettlement programs and techniques addresses two central issues: (1) what kinds of assistance should be made available by the Federal government to incoming refugees; and (2) which services in the public and private sectors have been most effective in helping refugees to achieve self sufficiency? Chapter I provides a brief introduction to the problems of refugee resettlement. Chapter II examines the characteristics, experiences, and resettlement needs of the various groups (Soviet Jews, Cubans, Haitians, and Indochinese) being resettled in the United States; in particular, the behavior of refugees as they go through the migration and resettlement experience is explored. Chapter III focuses on the major resettlement agencies and organizations, especially the Federal and State governments and local and voluntary agencies; attention also is given to the resettlement process itself, including both the prearrival stage and the process of domestic resettlement after arrival. Chapter IV examines how the system operates when agencies and refugees interact. The major issues and problems of refugee settlement--support services, cash and medical assistance, and the need to develop a coordinated and comprehensive resettlement system--are analyzed here. Finally, Chapter V briefly discusses previous hearings and studies on U.S. refugee resettlement programs and makes recommendations as to how the country should resettle future waves of refugees. (GC)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Select Commission on Immigration and Refugee Policy.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Resource Center for Refugee Settlement.