Presentation Title

Living In War-Torn Vietnam and The Orderly Departure Program

Faculty Mentor

Debbie Goss

Start Date

23-11-2019 10:00 AM

End Date

23-11-2019 10:45 AM

Location

35

Session

poster 3

Type of Presentation

Poster

Subject Area

behavioral_social_sciences

Abstract

My main interest is to gain a better understanding of international refugee programs and their impacts on the lives of those refugees. Specifically, this paper will be taking a look at how the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Orderly Departure Program (ODP) effectively created a safe and legal way for Vietnamese citizens to immigrate to other countries, mainly the United States, following the Vietnam War. This paper will analyze how the ODP impacted Huong Vu, a Vietnamese immigrant, and her family’s lives. I discuss Vu’s immigration process through ODP, how the program aided her in settling in the United States, and her life in the States following ODP. Through this work, I hope to present compelling evidence to support the implementation of new, international immigration programs to address current refugee crises in countries such as Syria and Sudan.

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Living In War-Torn Vietnam and The Orderly Departure Program

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My main interest is to gain a better understanding of international refugee programs and their impacts on the lives of those refugees. Specifically, this paper will be taking a look at how the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ (UNHCR) Orderly Departure Program (ODP) effectively created a safe and legal way for Vietnamese citizens to immigrate to other countries, mainly the United States, following the Vietnam War. This paper will analyze how the ODP impacted Huong Vu, a Vietnamese immigrant, and her family’s lives. I discuss Vu’s immigration process through ODP, how the program aided her in settling in the United States, and her life in the States following ODP. Through this work, I hope to present compelling evidence to support the implementation of new, international immigration programs to address current refugee crises in countries such as Syria and Sudan.