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Congressional Briefing on the History of US Refugee Policy

October 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

The briefing will take place on Monday, October 1 at 9:00 a.m. in the Rayburn Office Building, Room 2045, Washington DC.

The United States has provided a haven for refugees from other countries since it was created.  Yet their arrival has often provoked political controversy and spurred calls to close borders.  What has driven past waves of refugees and how has the federal government responded?  How can the history of US refugee and asylum policy inform our understanding of current debates over refugee admittance and protections?

Please RSVP for the event here.

For more information, visit the briefing website.


October 1, 2018
9:00 am - 10:00 am
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Rayburn House Building


National History Center