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Refugee Admissions Numbers for FY 2011

posted Dec 25, 2010, 9:53 AM by Sumiyia Jafri   [ updated Jan 20, 2011, 4:14 PM ]
President Obama has provided for up to 80,000 refugees to be admitted to the United States during Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. This includes persons admitted to the United States during FY 2011 with Federal refugee resettlement assistance under the Amerasian immigrant admissions program.

Regional allocations are as follows:

Africa: 15,000
East Asia: 19,000
Europe and Central Asia: 2,000
Latin America/Caribbean: 5,500
Near East/South Asia: 35,500
Unallocated Reserve: 3,000

The 3,000 unallocated refugee numbers will be allocated to regional ceilings as needed.

The President has also specified that in FY 2011 the following persons may, if otherwise qualified, be considered refugees for the purpose of admission to the United States within their countries of nationality or habitual residence:

a. Persons in Cuba
b. Persons in the former Soviet Union
c. Persons in Iraq
d. In exceptional circumstances, persons identified by a United States Embassy in any location.

Click here to read the Memorandum that was published in the Federal Register.