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Memorandum From the President on Indochinese Refugees

December 06, 1978

Presidential Determination No. 79-1

Memorandum for the Secretary of State

Subject: Determination pursuant to Section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended, (The "Act"), authorizing the use of $5,000,000 of funds made available from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund.

In order to meet unexpected urgent needs arising in connection with the responsibility of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to provide care and maintenance for Indochinese refugees in first asylum, I hereby determine, pursuant to Section 2(c) (1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest that up to $5,000,000 from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance fund be made available through the Department of State for this purpose.

The Secretary of State is requested to inform the appropriate committees of the Congress of this Determination and the obligation of funds made under this authority.

The Determination shall be published in the FEDERAL REGISTER.

JIMMY CARTER

Jimmy Carter, Memorandum From the President on Indochinese Refugees Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/244493

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