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"Memorandum on Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2024
Presidential Determination No. 2023-13
MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATESUBJECT: Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2024By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, 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 125,000 refugees to the United States during Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest.The admissions numbers shall be allocated among refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United States in accordance with the following regional allocations:
Africa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30,000-50,000East Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,000-20,000Europe and Central Asia . . . . . . . 2,000-3,000Latin America/Caribbean . . . . . . 35,000-50,000Near East/South Asia . . . . . . . . 30,000-45,000
The above allocation ranges are intended to provide flexibility as needs arise, but the total admissions among all of the regions may not exceed 125,000. Upon providing notification to the Judiciary Committees of the Congress, you are hereby 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 (22 U.S.C. 260l(b)(2)), 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 10l(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 2024, 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:
You are authorized and directed to publish this determination in the Federal Register.
JOSEPH R. BIDEN JR."