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Executive Order 12172--Delegation of authority with respect to entry of certain aliens into the United States

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12172 of Nov. 26, 1979, appear at 44 FR 67947, 3 CFR, 1979 Comp., p. 461, unless otherwise noted.

By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, 8 USC 1185 and 3 USC 301, it is hereby ordered as follows:

Section 1-101. Delegation of Authority. The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are hereby designated and empowered to exercise in respect of Iranians the authority conferred upon the President by section 215(a)(1) of the Act of June 27, 1952 (8 USC 1185), to prescribe limitations and exceptions on the rules and regulations governing the entry of aliens into the United States.

[Sec. 1-101 amended by Executive Order 12206 of Apr. 7, 1980, 45 FR 24101, 3 CFR, 1980 Comp., p. 249]

Sec. 1-102. Effective Date. This order is effective immediately.