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INA: ACT 414 - AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS
Sec. 414. [8 U.S.C. 1524]
There are authorized to be appropriated for each of fiscal years 2000 through 2002
such sums as may be necessary to carry out this chapter.
(b) The authority to enter into contracts under this chapter shall be effective for any fiscal year only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in advance in appropriation Acts.
[The following provision, enacted as part of the Refugee Act of 1980, relating to the United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs is included at this point in title 8, United States Code, but is not part of the Immigration and Nationality Act:]
Sec. 301. [8 U.S.C. 1525] (a) The President shall appoint, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, a United States Coordinator for Refugee Affairs (hereinafter in this part referred to as the "Coordinator"). The Coordinator shall have the rank of Ambassador-at-Large.
(b) The Coordinator shall be responsible to the President for-
(1) the development of overall United States refugee admission and resettlement policy;
(2) the coordination of all United States domestic and international refugee admission and resettlement programs in a manner that assures that policy objectives are met in a timely fashion;
(3) the design of an overall budget strategy to provide individual agencies with policy guidance on refugee matters in the preparation of their budget requests, and to provide the Office of Management and Budget with an overview of all refugee-related budget requests;
(4) the presentation to the Congress of the Administration's overall refugee policy and the relationship of individual agency refugee budgets to that overall policy;
(5) advising the President, Secretary of State, Attorney General, and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the relationship of overall United States refugee policy to the admission of refugees to, and the resettlement of refugees in, the United States;
(6) under the direction of the Secretary of State, representation and negotiation on behalf of the United States with foreign governments and international organizations in discussions on refugee matters and, when appropriate, submitting refugee issues for inclusion in other international negotiations;
(7) development of an effective and responsive liaison between the Federal Government and voluntary organizations, Governors and mayors, and others involved in refugee relief and resettlement work to reflect overall United States Government policy;
(8) making recommendations to the President and to the Congress with respect to policies for, objectives of, and establishment of priorities for, Federal functions relating to refugee admission and resettlement in the United States; and
(9) reviewing the regulations, guidelines, requirements, criteria, and procedures of Federal departments and agencies applicable to the performance of functions relating to refugee admission and resettlement in the United States.
(c)(1) In the conduct of the Coordinator's duties, the Coordinator shall consult regularly with States, localities, and private nonprofit voluntary agencies concerning the sponsorship process and the intended distribution of refugees.
(2) The Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Education shall provide the Coordinator with regular reports describing the efforts of their respective departments to increase refugee access to programs within their jurisdiction, and the Coordinator shall include information on each programs in reports submitted under section 413(a)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
[The following provisions, relating to the organization of the Immigration and Naturalization Service are included at this point as chapter 13 of title 8, United States Code, but are not part of the Immigration and Nationality Act:]
§ 1551. Immigration and Naturalization Service
There is created and established in the Department of Justice an Immigration and Naturalization Service. (Feb. 14, 1903, ch. 552, Sec. 4, 32 Stat. 826; as amended.)
§ 1552. Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization; office
The office of the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization is created and established, and the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, is authorized and directed to appoint such officer. The Attorney General shall provide him with a suitable, furnished office in the city of Washington, and with such books of record and facilities for the discharge of the duties of his office as may be necessary. (Mar. 3. 1891, ch. 551, Sec. 7, 26 Stat. 1085; as amended.)
§ 1553. Assistant Commissioners and one District Director; compensation and salary grade
The compensation of the five assistant commissioners and one district director shall be at the rate of grade GS - 16. (June 20, 1956, ch. 414, title II, Sec. 201, 70 Stat. 307.)
§ 1554. Special Immigrant Inspectors at Washington
Special immigrant inspectors, not to exceed three, may be detailed for duty in the service at Washington. (Mar. 2, 1895, ch. 177, Sec. 1, 28 Stat. 780; Ex. Ord. No. 6166, Sec. 14, June 10, 1933.)
§ 1555. Immigration Service expenses
Appropriations now or hereafter provided for the Immigration and Naturalization Service shall be available for payment of (a) hire of privately owned horses for use on official business, under contract with officers or employees of the Service; (b) pay of interpreters and translators who are not citizens of the United States; (c) distribution of citizenship textbooks to aliens without cost to such aliens; (d) payment of allowances (at such rate as may be specified from time to time in the appropriation Ac
t involved) to aliens, while held in custody under the immigration laws, for work performed; and (e) when so specified in the appropriation concerned, expenses of unforeseen emergencies of a confidential character, to be expended under the direction of the Attorney General, who shall make a certificate of the amount of any such expenditure as he may think it advisable not to specify, and every such certificate shall be deemed a sufficient voucher for the sum therein expressed to have been expended. (July 2
8, 1950, ch. 503, Sec. 6, 64 Stat. 380.)
§ 1557. Prevention of transportation in foreign commerce of alien women and girls under international agreement; Commissioner designated as authority to receive and preserve information
For the purpose of regulating and preventing the transportation in foreign commerce of alien women and girls for purposes of prostitution and debauchery, and in pursuance of and for the purpose of carrying out the terms of the agreement or project of arrangement for the suppression of the whiteslave traffic, adopted July 25, 1902, for submission to their respective governments by the delegates of various powers represented at the Paris Conference and confirmed by a formal agreement signed at Paris on May 1
8, 1904, and adhered to by the United States on June 6, 1908, as shown by the proclamation of the President of the United States dated June 15, 1908, the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization is designated as the authority of the United States to receive and centralize information concerning the procuration of alien women and girls with a view to their debauchery, and to exercise supervision over such alien women and girls, receive their declarations, establish their identity, and ascertain from th
em who induced them to leave their native countries, respectively; and it shall be the duty of said Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization to receive and keep on file in his office the statements and declarations which may be made by such alien women and girls, and those which are hereinafter required pertaining to such alien women and girls engaged in prostitution or debauchery in this country, and to furnish receipts for such statements and declarations provided for in this Act to the persons, res
pectively, making and filing them. (June 25, 1910, ch. 395, Sec. 6, 36 Stat. 826; Ex. Ord. No. 6166, Sec. 14, June 10, 1933.)
FOOTNOTES FOR SECTION 414
Subsection (a) was amended to authorize appropriations for fiscal years 1993 and 1994 by Pub. L. 103-37 (June 8, 1993; 107 Stat. 107) and was further amended to substitute an authorization of appropriations for fiscal years 1995 through 1997 by Sec. 208 of Pub. L. 103-416 (108 Stat. 4312, Oct. 25, 1994).
Section 414(a) is amended by section
Public Law 105-78
, dated November 13, 1997. The amendment made by subsection (a) is effective October 1, 1997.
of Public Law 106-104, dated November 13, 1999, amended section 414(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act by striking "1998 and 1999" and inserting "2000 through 2002".
of INA describes functions of Commissioner.
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