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 100,000 refugee admissions during FY 2000,
which would be allocated by specific region as follows: 14,000
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; 57,000 for Europe; and 10,000 for the Unallocated
Reserve. The recommended level of funded admissions is equal to
the level assumed in the FY 2000 budget request (80,000) and
the Kosovo supplemental (up to 20,000).
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.