Publication Date

January 1993


"In the new world order, differences in political ideology have given way to differences in economic conditions between nation states as the prompting force for the outflow of would-be refugees and asylum seekers. In part, these pressures are associated with the political disintegration of the poorer republics of the former Soviet Union and its former satellite nations into ethnic enclaves. But the most endemic of the new contributory pressures are emanating from North-South economic differences between the "have" and "have-not" nations."


Suggested Citation
Briggs, V. M., Jr. (1993). U.S. asylum policy and the new world order. People and Place, 1(3), 1-9.

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