Determination No. 2003-13
January 30, 2003
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 $15 million be made available from the U.S.
Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund to meet unexpected urgent refugee
and migration needs that would be anticipated in the event of a future humanitarian
emergency in the Middle East, to include contingency planning for such needs.
Such an emergency may arise if it becomes necessary for the United States and
other nations to use military force to disarm the Iraqi regime of its weapons
of mass destruction. These funds may be used, as appropriate, to provide contributions
to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations, as well as
for administrative expenses to manage contingency planning by the Department
of State's 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.