[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 199 (Friday, October 15, 1999)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Page 55809]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-27147]

                        Presidential Documents 

Federal Register / Vol. 64, No. 199 / Friday, October 15, 1999 / 
Presidential Documents


Title 3--
The President

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                Memorandum of September 24, 1999

Delegation of Authority Under Sections 212(f) and 
                215(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act

                Memorandum for the Attorney General

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including sections 212(f) and 215(a)(1) of the 
                Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 
                1182(f) and 1185(a)(1)), and in light of Proclamation 
                4865 of September 29, 1981, I hereby delegate to the 
                Attorney General the authority to:

                    L(a) Maintain custody, at any location she deems 
                appropriate, and conduct any screening she deems 
                appropriate in her unreviewable discretion, of any 
                undocumented person she has reason to believe is 
                seeking to enter the United States and who is 
                encountered in a vessel interdicted on the high seas 
                through December 31, 2000; and
                    L(b) Undertake any other appropriate actions with 
                respect to such aliens permitted by law.

                With respect to the functions delegated by this order, 
                all actions taken after April 16, 1999, for or on 
                behalf of the President that would have been valid if 
                taken pursuant to this memorandum are ratified.

                This memorandum is not intended to create, and should 
                not be construed to create, any right or benefit, 
                substantive or procedural, legally enforceable by any 
                party against the United States, its agencies or 
                instrumentalities, officers, employees, or any other 
                person, or to require any procedures to determine 
                whether a person is a refugee.

                You are authorized and directed to publish this 
                memorandum in the Federal Register.

                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    Washington, September 24, 1999.

[FR Doc. 99-27147
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