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FY2021 Refugee Ceiling Increase [May 11, 2021]   [open pdf - 665KB]

From the Document: "On May 3, 2021, President Joe Biden issued an emergency presidential determination (PD) [hyperlink] to raise the FY2021 refugee ceiling to 62,500. It followed an earlier emergency PD on FY2021 refugee admissions signed by President Biden on April 16, 2021. The first emergency PD [hyperlink] revised the allocations in the original FY2021 PD [hyperlink] issued by President Donald Trump, but left the refugee ceiling unchanged at 15,000. 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.'"

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CRS Insight, IN11669
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2021-05-11
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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