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Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to the Continuing Conflict in Pakistan

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
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For Immediate Release                   March 11, 2009
March 11, 2009
Presidential Determination No. 2009-16

MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE

SUBJECT: Unexpected Urgent Refugee and Migration Needs Related to the Continuing Conflict in Pakistan
By the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, including section 2(c)(1) of the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (the "Act"), as amended (22 U.S.C. 2601), I hereby determine, pursuant to section 2(c)(1) of the Act, that it is important to the national interest to furnish assistance under the Act in an amount not to exceed $8 million from the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund for the purpose of meeting unexpected and urgent refugee and migration needs, including by contributions to international, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations and payment of administrative expenses of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration of the Department of State.
You are authorized and directed to publish this memorandum in the Federal Register.
                   BARACK OBAMA
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