Midyear Consultation on U.S. Refugee Programs for Fiscal Year 1986: Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Committee on the Judiciary, United States Senate, Ninety-Ninth Congress, Second Session, June 20, 1986 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of the Hon. Alan K. Simpson, a U.S. Senator from the State of Wyoming, Chairman, Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Policy: "The Refugee Act of 1980 provides for "appropriate consultations" between representatives of the President and Members of the Congress to review the refugee situation. To my knowledge, this is the first midyear consultation which the Senate Judiciary Committee has held with the administration. I requested the consultation because of the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings legislation and the effect it will necessarily have on the Refugee Program. In addition, a little over 1 year ago, I spent 2 weeks in Southeast Asia, and filed a rather extensive report with a broad range of observations, conclusions, and recommendations. The subcommittee and the committee are interested in knowing exactly how the various Gramm-Rudman-Hollings cuts will affect refugee admissions and the resettlement program here in the United States. I am also curious regarding the implementation of the recommendations contained in that report of last April. We are also interested in knowing the nature of the current refugee situation in Southeast Asia, which seems to be almost a never-ending story." Materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Phillip N. Hawkes, Edward M. Kennedy, Alan C. Nelson, and James N. Purcell, Jr.
S. Hrg. 99-798; Senate Hearing 99-798; Serial No. J-99-113
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