Refugees In America After Ww2 Essay

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This article talks about refugees that entered United States since WWII, their experience in America and the way Americans treated them. United States always have the concept of accepting refugees which is an easy task but to include them within the law has always been a slow process. For example, they always failed to provide additional admissions for the Jewish refugees before and after WWII. After WWII, the US congress passed refugee legislation and they still had some inequality against the Jews. In 1946 there were about 844000 refugees and was decided to settle them in different countries. The US had some disagreement with the Soviet Union so the refugees thought they might get moved to the Eastern Europe where it was under communist control. Therefore, congress had to pass Displaced Persons act in 1948 which allowed the entry of 205000 people. They later created a US refugee program which was very helpful for the refugees. Therefore, the refugees had support from people who lived in the United States. During 1970’s, they admitted about 1.5 million people. Even though they were refugees, they were authorized by attorney generals. Later they were resettled in homes, provided funds and support. This all changed in 1930…show more content…
But still they had some problems. For example, the Americans wanted all the procedures to done in an orderly manner but with the refugees it was not completely possible. In many cases, refugees were not able to develop a legal case. They could make claims but their chances of rejection were very high and they could even end up in jail. To avoid it, they can enter US illegally and then make claim when they have better access to the legal system. The refugee process slowed down after 9/11 because of terrorism suspicion. The main suspicion was on the new comers. But the refugees who have been in the country long enough had better future for themselves as well as their
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