Presidential Determination No. 91 - 3 -- Memorandum on Refugee Admissions
Memorandum for the United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs
Subject: Determination of FY 1991 Refugee Admissions Numbers and Authorization of In-country Refugee Status Pursuant to Sections 207 and 101(a)(42), Respectively, of the Immigration and Nationality Act
In accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act ("the Act") (8 U.S.C. 1157), and after appropriate consultation with the Congress, I hereby make the following determinations and authorize the following actions:
a. The admission of up to 131,000 refugees to the United States during FY 1991 is justified by humanitarian concerns or is otherwise in the national interest; provided, however, that this number shall be understood as including persons admitted to the United States during FY 1991 with Federal refugee resettlement assistance under the Amerasian admissions program, as provided in paragraph (b) below.
Ten thousand of these admissions numbers shall be set aside for private sector admissions initiatives, and may be used for any region. The admission of refugees using these numbers shall be contingent upon the availability of private sector funding sufficient to cover the reasonable costs of such admissions.
b. The 131,000 admissions shall be allocated among refugees of special humanitarian concern to the United States as described in the documentation presented to the Congress during the consultations that preceded this determination and in accordance with the following regional allocations; provided, however, that the number allocated to the East Asia region shall include the number of persons admitted to the United States during FY 1991 with Federal refugee resettlement assistance under section 584 of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act of 1988, as contained in section 101(e) of Public Law 100 - 202 (Amerasians and their
(TABLE START)family members):
Africa .... 4,900
East Asia .... 52,000
Soviet Union .... 50,000
Eastern Europe .... 5,000
Near East/South Asia .... 6,000
Latin America/Caribbean .... 3,100
Not Designated .... 110,000
Note: The memorandum was released by the Office of the Press Secretary on October 15.
George Bush, Presidential Determination No. 91 - 3 -- Memorandum on Refugee Admissions Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/265075