Sunday, October 17, 2021

Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2022


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The Biden administration has released the Presidential Determination on Refugee Admissions for Fiscal Year 2022 (and here). It provides, in relevant part, that:

"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), 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) 2022 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:

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  Africa 40,000  
  East Asia 15,000  
  Europe and Central Asia 10,000  
  Latin America/Caribbean 15,000  
  Near East/South Asia 35,000  
  Unallocated Reserve 10,000


The numbers are an increase from previous years and was the response was generally favorable.


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