Following consultations (discussions) with cabinet representatives and Congress, a determination is drafted for signature by the President. The Presidential Determination establishes the overall admissions levels and regional allocations of all refugees for the upcoming fiscal year. No refugees may be admitted in the new fiscal year until the Presidential Determination has been signed.
Refugees must generally be outside their country of origin, but some individuals can be processed in their home countries if authorized by the President.
U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) Partners and their Roles
The following agencies are involved in refugee admissions:
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