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U.S. Will Admit|80,000 Refugees in 2010

WASHINGTON (CN) - President Obama has ordered the State Department to admit 80,000 refugees to the U.S. in fiscal year 2010, for humanitarian reasons.

The total number is allocated over several regions of the world with the largest being the Near East/South Asia segment with a cap of 35,000 refugees followed by East Asia with 17,000, Africa with 15,500; Latin America and the Caribbean with 5,000, Europe and Central Asia, 2,500, and 5,000 unallocated positions to be allocated at the discretion of the Secretary of State according to need.

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