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[Federal Register: October 18, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 201)]
[Presidential Documents]               
[Page 58991-58992]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr18oc07-101]                         



                        Presidential Documents 




___________________________________________________________________

Title 3--
The President

[[Page 58991]]

                Presidential Determination No. 2008-1 of October 2, 
                2007

 
                Presidential Determination on FY 2008 Refugee 
                Admissions Numbers and Authorizations of In-Country 
                Refugee Status Pursuant to Sections 207 and 101(a)(42), 
                Respectively, of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 
                and Determination Pursuant to Section 2(b)(2) of the 
                Migration and Refugee Assistance Act, as Amended

                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 80,000 refugees to the United 
                States during FY 2008 is justified by humanitarian 
                concerns or is otherwise in the national interest; 
                provided, however, that this number shall be understood 
                as including persons admitted to the United States 
                during FY 2008 with Federal refugee resettlement 
                assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions 
                program, as provided below. The ceiling shall be 
                construed as a maximum not to be exceeded and not a 
                minimum to be achieved.

                The 80,000 admissions numbers shall be allocated among 
                refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United 
                States in accordance with the following regional 
                allocations; provided, however, that the number of 
                admissions allocated to the East Asia region shall 
                include persons admitted to the United States during FY 
                2008 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.................................................  16,000                  ......
                                                                 East Asia..............................................  20,000                  ......
                                                                 Europe and Central Asia................................  3,000                   ......
                                                                 Latin America/Caribbean................................  3,000                   ......
                                                                 Near East/South Asia...................................  28,000                  ......
                                                                 Unallocated Reserve....................................  10,000                  ......


                The 10,000 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.

[[Page 58992]]

                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 2008, 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 Vietnam

b. Persons in Cuba

c. Persons in the former Soviet Union

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, 2007.

[FR Doc. 07-5171
Filed 10-17-07; 8:45 am]
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