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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 28, 2001

Presidential Determination
Presidential Determination
September 28, 2001
No. 2001-30
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

Pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962, as amended, 22 U.S.C. 2601(c)(1), I hereby determine that it is important to the national interest that up to $25 million be made available from the U.S. Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to meet unexpected urgent refugee and migration needs of a new exodus of refugees from Afghanistan.  These funds may be used, as appropriate, to provide contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations, and as necessary, for administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration.

You are authorized and directed to inform the appropriate committees of the Congress of this determination and the obligation of funds under this authority, and to arrange for the publication of this memorandum in the Federal Register.

                              GEORGE W. BUSH

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