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Refugee and Immigrant Integration: Unpacking the Research, Translating It into Policy
Special Editors: Katharine M. Donato and Elizabeth Ferris

Vol. 690, July 2020

Since 2010, the number of refugees and asylum seekers in the world has grown dramatically. Under the Obama administration, the number of resettled refugees admitted to the United States rose from previous years; under the Trump administration, the number declined between 2017 and 2018, but rose between 2018 and 2019. Nevertheless, the number of resettled refugees admitted in 2019 was still about 30,000 fewer than the number during Obama’s final year in office.

These shifts have generated intense public debate and new theoretical and empirical research on refugee and migrant integration. In the July volume of The ANNALS, “Refugee and Immigrant Integration: Unpacking the Research, Translating It into Policy,” special editors Katharine Donato and Elizabeth Ferris bring together scholars to discuss and apply this new theoretical and empirical research.

From the Archives

Truth as a Weapon in the Free World
Vol. 278, November, 1951
Richard Brecker

From the Introduction

In an address to the American Society of Newspaper Editors on April 20, 1950, President Truman declared that it was necessary for us to “make ourselves heard round the world in a great campaign of truth.” Calling attention to the vital importance of the psychological front in the present battle for world friendship, the President noted that the task of presenting the truth “to the millions who are uninformed or misinformed or unconvinced… is not separate and distinct from other elements of our foreign policy. It is as important as armed strength or economic aid.  ‘We must,’ he said, ‘pool our efforts with those of the other free peoples in a sustained, intensified program to promote the cause of freedom against the propaganda of slavery.'”