Visiting Scholars | Global Refugee Symposium: U.S. Refugee Resettlement: Should America Allow Fears to Displace Compassion?

John Thon Majok, Senior Program Analyst at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, spoke on how the United States refugee policy is codified in the Refugee Act of 1980, which provides an indisputable evidence of American humanitarian ideals as a welcoming nation. Established by this Act, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program bridges the gap between American values and practices. Dismantling the resettlement program because of misplaced fears would jeopardize American interests and reputation. It is in the best interest of the U.S. to continue to demonstrate global leadership without letting fear drive out its compassion and welcoming tradition. Read more here.