In accordance with section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act
(INA), you are authorized to consult with the appropriate committees of
the Congress concerning refugee admissions as follows:
The authorization of 90,000 refugee admissions during FY 2000, which
would be allocated by specific region as follows: 18,000 for Africa;
8,000 for East Asia (including Amerasians); 3,000 for Latin America and
the Caribbean; 8,000 for the Near East and South Asia; 47,000 for Europe
(including 27,000 for the former Yugoslavia and 20,000 for the Newly
Independent and Baltic states); and 6,000 for the Unallocated Reserve.
The recommended level of funded admissions is equal to the level assumed
in the FY 2000 budget request (80,000) plus those covered by the Kosovo
The authorization of an additional 10,000 refugee admission numbers
to be made available for the adjustment to permanent resident status of
persons who have been granted asylum in the United States.
The designation, pursuant to section 101(a)(42)(B) of the INA, of
persons in Cuba, Vietnam, and the former Soviet Union, who, if they
otherwise qualify for admission as refugees, may be considered refugees
under the INA even though they are still within their country of
nationality or habitual residence.