Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999

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Author: William J. Clinton  | Date: August 12, 1999

Memorandum on Additional Refugee Admissions,
August 12, 1999

Presidential Determination No. 99-33

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Emergency Presidential Determination on Additional FY 99 Refugee Admissions Numbers Pursuant to Section 207(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

In accordance with section 207(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (the "Act") (8 U.S.C. 1157(b)), and after appropriate consultations with the Congress, I hereby determine that an unforeseen refugee emergency exists in Europe, and that the admission to the United States of Kosovar refugees in response to this emergency is justified by grave humanitarian concerns and is in the national interest. The admission of these refugees cannot be accomplished under the worldwide refugee admissions ceiling of 78,000 for Fiscal Year 1999, as authorized in Presidential Determination 98-39 of September 30, 1998, and an increase to 91,000 is warranted. The revised regional allocations are as follows:

Africa: 12,000
East Asia: 9,000
Europe: 61,000
Latin America/Caribbean: 3,000
Near East/South Asia: 4,000

Unallocated 2,000 The provisions of Presidential Determination 98-39 are retained, except to the extent superseded by this determination.

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

William J. Clinton

Note: This message was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on August 16.

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Chicago: William J. Clinton, "Memorandum on Additional Refugee Admissions, August 12, 1999," Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999 in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 20, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680 1571. Original Sources, accessed October 4, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQF8NLJTLGTFF22.

MLA: Clinton, William J. "Memorandum on Additional Refugee Admissions, August 12, 1999." Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999, in United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 20, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680, page 1571. Original Sources. 4 Oct. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQF8NLJTLGTFF22.

Harvard: Clinton, WJ, 'Memorandum on Additional Refugee Admissions, August 12, 1999' in Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, 1999. cited in , United States. Executive Office of the President, Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents, Week Ending Friday, August 20, 1999 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1995), 35:2680, pp.1571. Original Sources, retrieved 4 October 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=KQF8NLJTLGTFF22.