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dc.contributor.advisorTodd, Russell
dc.contributor.advisorDarling, Dennis Carlyle
dc.creatorKrebs, Natalie Reneeen
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-03T19:34:22Zen
dc.date.issued2014-05en
dc.date.submittedMay 2014en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/26272en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractIn 2013, the U.S. Department of State allocated nearly $45 million to the Texas Office of Refugee Resettlement to help aid with the resettlement of 6,922 refugees. Approximately 10 percent of all refugees who were brought to the U.S. that year were resettled in Texas. Austin received 716 of those refugees. For 30 years, the U.S.'s Refugee Admissions Programs has been providing aid and money to help refugees fleeing religious and political persecution resettle in the U.S. The program is a system of public-private partnership in which the U.S. Department of State hands out funds to local non-profit organizations to oversee the initial six months of the resettlement. The current program is largely underfunded and is based on a self-sufficiency model that requires refugees find a job within four months of arrival setting many refugees on a path towards poverty as they are often come from conflict zones with minimal English skills, knowledge of how the U.S. works or programs to help them use whatever skills or education they have to find better paying jobs. This paper critiques elements of the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program through the case study of one family that has recently arrived in Austin, Texas, from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.en
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dc.subjectRefugeesen
dc.subjectDemocratic Republic of the Congoen
dc.subjectU.S. Refugee Admissions Programen
dc.titleThe U.S. refugee admissions program in Austin : the story of one Congolese familyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.date.updated2014-10-03T19:34:22Zen
dc.description.departmentJournalismen
thesis.degree.departmentJournalismen
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismen
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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