[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 225 (Friday, November 21, 2014)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 69753-69754]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-27860]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 225 / Friday, November 21, 2014 / 
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                Presidential Determination No. 2014-17 of September 30, 
                2014

                
Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions 
                for Fiscal Year 2015

                Memorandum for the Secretary of State

                In accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act (the ``Act'') (8 U.S.C. 1157), and 
                after appropriate consultations with the Congress, I 
                hereby make the following determinations and authorize 
                the following actions:

                The admission of up to 70,000 refugees to the United 
                States during Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 is justified by 
                humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national 
                interest; provided that this number shall be understood 
                as including persons admitted to the United States 
                during FY 2015 with Federal refugee resettlement 
                assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions 
                program, as provided below.

                The admissions numbers shall be allocated among 
                refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United 
                States in accordance with the following regional 
                allocations; provided that the number of admissions 
                allocated to the East Asia region shall include persons 
                admitted to the United States during FY 2015 with 
                Federal refugee resettlement assistance under section 
                584 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and 
                Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1988, as 
                contained in section 101(e) of Public Law 100-202 
                (Amerasian immigrants and their family members):

 
 
 
                                                                 Africa.................................................  17,000                  ......
                                                                 East Asia..............................................  13,000                  ......
                                                                 Europe and Central Asia................................  1,000                   ......
                                                                 Latin America and Caribbean............................  4,000                   ......
                                                                 Near East and South Asia...............................  33,000                  ......
                                                                 Unallocated Reserve....................................  2,000                   ......
 

                The 2,000 unallocated refugee numbers shall be 
                allocated to regional ceilings, as needed. Upon 
                providing notification to the Judiciary Committees of 
                the Congress, you are hereby authorized to use 
                unallocated admissions in regions where the need for 
                additional admissions arises.

                Additionally, upon notification to the Judiciary 
                Committees of the Congress, you are further authorized 
                to transfer unused admissions allocated to a particular 
                region to one or more other regions, if there is a need 
                for greater admissions for the region or regions to 
                which the admissions are being transferred. Consistent 
                with section 2(b)(2) of the Migration and Refugee 
                Assistance Act of 1962, I hereby determine that 
                assistance to or on behalf of persons applying for 
                admission to the United States as part of the overseas 
                refugee admissions program will contribute to the 
                foreign policy interests of the United States and 
                designate such persons for this purpose.

                Consistent with section 101(a)(42) of the Act (8 U.S.C. 
                1101(a)(42)), and after appropriate consultation with 
                the Congress, I also specify that, for FY 2015, the 
                following persons may, if otherwise qualified, be 
                considered refugees for the purpose of admission to the 
                United States within their countries of nationality or 
                habitual residence:

                    a. Persons in Cuba
                    b. Persons in Eurasia and the Baltics

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                    c. Persons in Iraq
                    d. Persons in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador
                    e. In exceptional circumstances, persons identified 
                by a United States Embassy in any location

                You are authorized and directed to publish this 
                determination in the Federal Register.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, September 30, 2014

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