From the Document: "On April 16, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an emergency presidential determination [hyperlink] (PD) on FY2021 refugee admissions. The emergency PD revised the allocations in the original FY2021 PD [hyperlink] issued by President Donald Trump in October 2020. The new PD left the earlier one's refugee ceiling of 15,000 unchanged. The refugee provisions in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA §207 [hyperlink]) authorize the President, after consulting with members of the House Judiciary Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee, to issue a PD before the beginning of the fiscal year. In the PD, the President sets the refugee ceiling for the year and allocates that ceiling among refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United States. INA Section 207(b) further allows the President, after congressional consultation, to issue an emergency determination in the middle of a fiscal year in the event of 'an unforeseen refugee emergency situation.'"
CRS Insight, IN11652
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