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Title Threatened peoples, threatened borders : world migration and U.S. policy / Michael S. Teitelbaum and Myron Weiner, editors.
Published New York : W.W. Norton, [c1995]
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 336 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Note At head of title: The American Assembly, Columbia University.
Papers from the eighty-sixth American Assembly held at Arden House, Harriman, N.Y., November 10-13, 1994.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-298) and index.
Contents Migration patterns of U.S. foreign policy interest / Sharon Stanton Russell -- Migrants and refugees : a threat to security? / Warren Zimmermann -- From invitation to interdiction : U.S. foreign policy and immigration since 1945 / Aristide R. Zolberg -- Relationships between U.S. foreign policies and U.S. immigration policies / Sergio Díaz-Briquets -- The impact of U.S. refugee policies on U.S. foreign policy : a case of the tail wagging the dog? / Kathleen Newland -- The effects of international migration on U.S. foreign policy / Charles B. Keely -- Refugees : concepts, norms, realities, and what the United States can and should do / Carl Kaysen -- How the international system copes with involuntary migration : norms, institutions, and state practice / Tom Farer.
Summary International migration has risen rapidly to the top of the agenda for both foreign and domestic U.S. policy. As a foreign policy challenge, migration has joined a list of critical global issues that includes the environment, population, and the international economy. Human dramas involving millions of refugees from Rwanda, Haiti, Cuba, and Bosnia, among many others, have been the focus of extensive media attention, and international migration has also become a decisive element in U.S. domestic politics, as in recent California and Florida elections.
The influx of refugees, asylum seekers, and other international migrants is increasingly regarded as a major humanitarian challenge and a threat to national and international security. The full range of U.S. foreign policy issues must be involved, beyond those concerning refugees and migration policies alone. Can U.S. aid, trade, and investment policies affect the exodus of illegal migrants from sending countries? Can U.S. population and environmental policies have an impact? In this collection of original essays, sponsored by The American Assembly, some of America's leading authorities from government, academia, religious and other nonprofit organizations, the law, and the media examine the critical issues at hand for U.S. policy on migration.
Subject United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Immigrants -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
Refugees -- Government policy -- United States -- Congresses.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Congresses.
Emigration and immigration -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Immigrants -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Refugees -- Government policy -- Congresses.
Related Names Teitelbaum, Michael S.
Weiner, Myron.
American Assembly.
ISBN 0393037770
OCLC number 41176330