Processing of Soviet refugees

joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session, September 14, 1989. by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East.

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  • Refugees, Political -- Soviet Union.,
  • Asylum, Right of -- United States.,
  • United States -- Emigration and immigration -- Government policy.

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ContributionsUnited States. Congress. House. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law.
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Background Processing Soviet refugee applicants in Moscow began in August Prior to that, most Soviets were processed by INS in Rome, Italy. Jews, and increasingly Evangelical Christians, departed the Soviet Union on the basis of Soviet government permission to emigrate to Israel.

This report by the General Accounting Office of the United States deals with the implementation of section D of the Foreign Operations Appropriations Act pertaining to the processing and admittance of Soviet refugee applicants to the US.

GAO discussed its review of U.S. processing of Soviet refugees. GAO found that: (1) the United States admitted o Soviet refugees in fiscal yearand that number was expected to increase; (2) the Administration requested about $85 million in supplemental funds to support ab additional refugee allocations; (3) the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

Get this from a library. Soviet refugees: processing and admittance to the United States has improved: report to the Chairmen, Senate and House Committees on the Judiciary, and the Honorable Frank R. Lautenberg, U.S. Senate. [United States. General Accounting Office.].

GAO found that: (1) the overall processing time for refugees processed through Vienna and Rome remained constant at about 80 to 90 days, but the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) was responsible for a smaller portion of the processing time than it was previously; (2) refugees continued to experience processing delays resulting from the increased number of Soviet.

Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO evaluated the Department of State's and Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) efforts to implement an amendment that required them to categorize Soviet refugee applicants and give certain applicants an enhanced opportunity to qualify for refugee status, focusing on: (1) the adequacy and timeliness of the adjudication process; (2) the adequacy of staffing for processing refugee.

GAO reviewed U.S. policies on Soviet refugee applicants and the procedures for processing applications. GAO found that: (1) from fiscal years (FY) throughfew Soviets entered the United States as refugees, but the number of refugees increased to ab in FYand the Department of State expec toto apply for refugee status in.

The U.S. Embassy said Saturday it will resume processing thousands of Soviets who were promised refugee status in the United States but were left stranded because of a lack of State Department funds. The embassy also announced that it will ask prospective refugees, their relatives in the United States and private organizations to help pay the refugees' way to America.

A federal block grant in the late s that provided as much as $1, per soviet refugee improved the resettlement situation. Refugees and their sponsors became eligible for financial support for transportation, baggage, maintenance, visa processing fees.

The vagueness and complexity of Russian legislation regarding refugees appears to be one reason for the existence of corruption in the field of refugee acceptance and processing, usually in the form of extorting bribes for processing and releasing refugee documents.

Processing of Soviet refugees: joint hearing before the Subcommittee on Europe and the Middle East of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and International Law of the Committee on the Judiciary, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, first session, Septem   Soviet refugees from the collective farm pass by the German motorcade from the Wehrmacht (Nazi Army) in the offensive.

Source: WW2 High Resolution Photos. Bulgarian Muslim refugees of Turkish descent, overcome with emotion as they cross the border, arriving safely in Turkey after fleeing the Bulgarian Communist : Marie Concannon.

Get this from a library. Soviet refugees: processing and admittance to the United States: report to Congressional requesters. [United States. General Accounting Office.;].

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Rebecca Manley paints a vivid picture of this epic wartime saga: the chaos that erupted in towns large and small as German troops approached, the overcrowded trains that trundled eastward Cited by:   The United States Embassy said today that it would resume processing the visa applications of some Soviet citizens whose efforts to gain refugee status in America have been temporarily thwarted by a lack of State Department funds.

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war correspondent. Victims of Yalta (British title) or The Secret Betrayal (American title) is a book by Nikolai Tolstoy that chronicles the fate of Soviet citizens who had been under German control during World War II and at its end fallen into the hands of the Western Allies.

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Government Information on Refugees in Europe Processing Soviet Refugees - With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, thousands of refugees sought access to Western Europe and the U.S., and processing of the became Author: Marie Concannon.

In fact, the dominant interpretation of the Law on Refugees was that refugee status was to be granted only to asylum seekers from the "near abroad" (the former Soviet republics).

However, as Russia began to develop in the mid s, large numbers of individuals fearing persecution for various reasons in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia viewed Russia as a safe place to migrate to.

Governmental policy. With Stalin and the Communist Party's Central Committee knowing that Hitler would eventually turn on the Soviet Union, there were plans made before Operation Barbarossa was launched to begin the evacuation as a precaution to Nazi assault.

A Party man in Moscow involved in that city's evacuation committee. After relatively tiny but stable numbers of Soviet Jewish refugees from tothe total coming to the United States rose last year and is expected nearly to double this year, to about 7, Edith Rogovin Frankel is a political scientist who has published widely on the Soviet Union and Soviet Jews.

She is the author of Novy Mir: A Case Study in the Politics of Literature – as well as studies on the ethnic Germans of the Soviet Union, the Soviet treatment of Jews, and Soviet Jewish voting patterns in Israel.

Frankel has taught at the Hebrew University of /5(4). The dissolution of the Soviet Union was the process of internal disintegration within the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) which began in second half of s with growing unrest in the national republics and ended on 26 Decemberwhen the USSR itself was voted out of existence by the Supreme Soviet, following the Belavezha on: Soviet Union.

A refugee does not include anyone who ordered, incited, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

For the legal definition of refugee, see section (a) (42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).The Soviet–Afghan War lasted over nine years, from December to February Insurgent groups known collectively as the mujahideen, as well as smaller Maoist groups, fought a guerrilla war against the Soviet Army and the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan government, mostly in the rural on: Afghanistan.Processing Soviet Refugees - With the dissolution of the Soviet Union, thousands of refugees sought access to Western Europe and the U.S., and processing of the became complicated due to limitations in resources and : Marie Concannon.