Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020, 65903-65905 [2019-26082]

Download as PDF 65903 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 230 Friday, November 29, 2019 Title 3— Presidential Determination No. 2020–04 of November 1, 2019 The President Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020 Memorandum for the Secretary of State By 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), after appropriate consultations with the Congress, and consistent with the Report on Proposed Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020 submitted to the Congress on September 26, 2019, I hereby determine and authorize as follows: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC The admission of up to 18,000 refugees to the United States during Fiscal Year 2020 is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest. These admissions shall be allocated among refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United States in accordance with the following allocations: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Nov 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29NOO0.SGM 29NOO0 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Presidential Documents Additionally, after consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, and the Attorney General, and upon notification to the appropriate committees of the Congress, you are further authorized to transfer unused admissions from a particular allocation above to one or more other allocations, if such transfer would be in the national interest and there is a need for greater admissions for the allocation to which the admissions will be transferred. Consistent with section 2(b)(2) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (22 U.S.C. 2601(b)), 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 I accordingly designate such persons for this purpose. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Nov 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29NOO0.SGM 29NOO0 ED29NO19.000</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC 65904 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / Presidential Documents 65905 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 Fiscal Year 2020, 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; d. persons in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador; and 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. THE WHITE HOUSE, Washington, November 1, 2019 [FR Doc. 2019–26082 Filed 11–27–19; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:50 Nov 27, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00005 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\29NOO0.SGM 29NOO0 Trump.EPS</GPH> khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with PRESDOC Billing code 4710–10–P

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Presidential Determination No. 2020-04 of November 1, 2019--
Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 230 / Friday, November 29, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Presidential Determination No. 2020-04 of November 1, 
                2019

                
Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions 
                for Fiscal Year 2020

                 Memorandum for the Secretary of State

                By 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), after 
                appropriate consultations with the Congress, and 
                consistent with the Report on Proposed Refugee 
                Admissions for Fiscal Year 2020 submitted to the 
                Congress on September 26, 2019, I hereby determine and 
                authorize as follows:

                The admission of up to 18,000 refugees to the United 
                States during Fiscal Year 2020 is justified by 
                humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national 
                interest. These admissions shall be allocated among 
                refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United 
                States in accordance with the following allocations:

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                Additionally, after consultation with the Secretary of 
                Homeland Security, the Secretary of Health and Human 
                Services, and the Attorney General, and upon 
                notification to the appropriate committees of the 
                Congress, you are further authorized to transfer unused 
                admissions from a particular allocation above to one or 
                more other allocations, if such transfer would be in 
                the national interest and there is a need for greater 
                admissions for the allocation to which the admissions 
                will be transferred.

                Consistent with section 2(b)(2) of the Migration and 
                Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (22 U.S.C. 2601(b)), 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 I accordingly designate such persons 
                for this purpose.

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                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 Fiscal Year 
                2020, 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;
                    d. persons in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador; 
                and
                    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, November 1, 2019

[FR Doc. 2019-26082
Filed 11-27-19; 11:15 am]
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