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Should The United States of America continue welcoming asylum and refugee seekers?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:43 PM on Apr. 25, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Yes... the boat people that came in the 70's I knew a lot of them they flooded into our highschool and I tell you they were the smartest kids I knew.. they learned our language so fast and were in high classes!

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:27 AM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • Yes!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:47 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • Yes. And they should all go through the same legal and fair process.

    Answer by Adelicious at 11:47 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • I know two individuals who are here for this reason. One from the Philippines and the other from Bangladesh. One of them receives Medicaid.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:51 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • Refugees were defined as a legal group in response to the large numbers of people fleeing Eastern Europe following World War II. The lead international agency coordinating refugee protection is the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), which counted 8,400,000 refugees worldwide at the beginning of 2006. This was the lowest number since 1980.[2] The major exception is the 4,600,000 Palestinian refugees under the authority of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), who are the only group to be granted refugee status to the descendants of refugees according to the above definition.[3] The U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants gives the world total as 62,000,000 refugees and estimates there are over 34,000,000 displaced by war, including internally displaced persons, who remain within the same national borders. cont

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • The majority of refugees who leave their country seek asylum in countries neighboring their country of nationality. The "durable solutions" to refugee populations, as defined by UNHCR and governments, are: voluntary repatriation to the country of origin; local integration into the country of asylum; and resettlement to a third country.[4]


    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • As of December 31, 2005, the largest source countries of refugees are Afghanistan, Iraq, Myanmar, Sudan, and the Palestinian Territories. The country with the largest number of IDPs is Sudan, with over 5 million. As of 2006, with 800,000 refugees and IDPs, Azerbaijan had the highest per capita IDP population in the world.[5]

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Apr. 25, 2010

  • oat people
    Main article: Boat people

    The term "boat people" came into common use in the 1970s with the mass exodus of Vietnamese refugees following the Vietnam War. It is a widely used form of migration for people migrating from Cuba, Haiti, Morocco, Vietnam or Albania. They often risk their lives on dangerously crude and overcrowded boats to escape oppression or poverty in their home nations. Events resulting from the Vietnam War led many people in Cambodia, Laos, and especially Vietnam to become refugees in the late 1970s and 1980s. In 2001, 353 asylum seekers sailing from Indonesia to Australia drowned when their vessel sank.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • boat people*

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Apr. 26, 2010

  • If they come for asylum and apply through the proper channels, yes. Most people who seek asylum honestly are willing to be good citizens. Those who do so illegally do not make good citizens.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:06 AM on Apr. 26, 2010

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