ERIC Number: ED263289
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-17
Reference Count: N/A
Refugee Assistance Extension Act of 1985. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, Ninety-Ninth Congress, First Session on H.R. 1452. Serial No. 13.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
This is a transcript of a public hearing on H.R. 1452, a bill to amend and reauthorize the Refugee Act of 1980. Following the text of the bill, which was introduced in March 1985 by Congressman Romano L. Mazzoli, testimony is presented by a number of government officials as well as representatives of agencies that provide services to immigrants and refugees. Among the issues covered in the discussions and the prepared testimony are (1) the financial costs of refugee assistance programs to State and Federal government; (2) abuse of refugee assistance by individuals that should utilize regular immigration channels; (3) refugees and welfare dependency; (4) the roles of various levels of government and voluntary agencies in providing social, educational, and economic assistance to refugees; (5) financial and administrative concerns related to refugee assistance programs; and (6) various issues related to particular refugee groups (Cubans, Soviet Jews, Filipinos, Southeast Asians, and Eastern Europeans). As a rule, representatives of voluntary agencies expressed their concern regarding Federal cutbacks in the funding of refugee assistance programs. (GC)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on the Judiciary.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Immigration and Nationality Act 1965