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Memorandum on Emergency Determination of Additional FY 1988 Refugee Admissions Numbers and Authorization of In-Country Refugee Status Pursuant to Sections 207 (b) and 101 (a)(42), Respectively, of the Immigration and Nationality Act

May 20, 1988

Presidential Determination No. 88-16

Memorandum for the United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs

In accordance with Section 207(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("the Act"), and after appropriate consultation with the Congress, I hereby determine that an unforeseen refugee emergency exists and that the admission of an additional 15,000 refugees from Eastern Europe and the Sovet Union during FY 1988, in addition to the 15,000 admissions from this region already authorized in Presidential Determination 88-1, is justified as required by Section 207(b) of the Act.

In accordance with part B of the first sentence of Section 101(a)(42) of the Act, I also determine, after appropriate consultation with the Congress, that nationals of the Soviet Union and persons without any nationality whose country of habitual residence is the Soviet Union may, if otherwise qualified, be considered refugees for the purposes of admission to the United States while still within the Soviet Union.

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


RONALD REAGAN

cc: The Secretary of State

The Attorney General

The Secretary of Health and Human Services

THE WHITE HOUSE,

Washington, May 20, 1988.

Ronald Reagan, Memorandum on Emergency Determination of Additional FY 1988 Refugee Admissions Numbers and Authorization of In-Country Refugee Status Pursuant to Sections 207 (b) and 101 (a)(42), Respectively, of the Immigration and Nationality Act Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/323790

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