Federal Register, Volume 78 Issue 203 (Monday, October 21, 2013)

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 203 (Monday, October 21, 2013)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 62415-62416]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-24779]




Presidential Documents



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 203 / Monday, October 21, 2013 /
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Presidential Determination No. 2014-01 of October 2,
2013


Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2014

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

In accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and
Nationality Act (the ``Act'') (8 U.S.C. 1157), as
amended, 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) 2014 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 2014 with Federal refugee resettlement
assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions
program, as provided below.

The 70,000 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 2014 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......................... 15,000
East Asia...................... 14,000
Europe and Central Asia........ 1,000
Latin America/Caribbean........ 5,000
Near East/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, as amended, 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 2014, 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
c. Persons in Iraq

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d. In exceptional circumstances, persons identified
by a United States Embassy in any location

You are authorized and directed to report this
determination to the Congress immediately and to
publish it in the Federal Register.


(Presidential Sig.)

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, October 2, 2013

[FR Doc. 2013-24779
Filed 10-18-13; 11:15 am]
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