22 U.S. Code § 7841 - United States policy toward refugees and defectors

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(a) Report
Not later than 120 days after October 18, 2004, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the heads of other appropriate Federal departments and agencies, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees and the Committees on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives and the Senate a report that describes the situation of North Korean refugees and explains United States Government policy toward North Korean nationals outside of North Korea.
(b) Contents
The report shall include—
(1) an assessment of the circumstances facing North Korean refugees and migrants in hiding, particularly in China, and of the circumstances they face if forcibly returned to North Korea;
(2) an assessment of whether North Koreans in China have effective access to personnel of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and of whether the Government of China is fulfilling its obligations under the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, particularly Articles 31, 32, and 33 of such Convention;
(3) an assessment of whether North Koreans presently have unobstructed access to United States refugee and asylum processing, and of United States policy toward North Koreans who may present themselves at United States embassies or consulates and request protection as refugees or asylum seekers and resettlement in the United States;
(4) the total number of North Koreans who have been admitted into the United States as refugees or asylees in each of the past 5 years;
(5) an estimate of the number of North Koreans with family connections to United States citizens; and
(6) a description of the measures that the Secretary of State is taking to carry out section 7843 of this title.
(c) Form
The information required by paragraphs (1) through (5) of subsection (b) shall be provided in unclassified form. All or part of the information required by subsection (b)(6) may be provided in classified form, if necessary.

Source

(Pub. L. 108–333, title III, § 301,Oct. 18, 2004, 118 Stat. 1295.)

 

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