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[Federal Register: September 30, 2002 (Volume 67, Number 189)]
[Page 61352-61353]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Immigration and Naturalization Service

[INS No. 2231-02]

Registration and Monitoring of Certain Nonimmigrants; Notice of 
Ports-of-Entry for Departure of Aliens Who Are Subject to Special 

AGENCY: Immigration and Naturalization Service, Justice.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: On August 12, 2002, the Attorney General published a final 
rule in the Federal Register at 67 FR 52584, revising the special 
registration requirements for nonimmigrant aliens whose presence in the 
United States requires closer monitoring. The final rule became 
effective on September 11, 2002. The final rule also requires that when 
a nonimmigrant alien subject to special registration departs from the 
United States, he or she must report to an inspecting officer of the 
Immigration and Naturalization Service (Service) at any port-of-entry 
(POE), unless the Service has, by publication in the Federal Register, 
specified that nonimmigrant aliens subject to special registration may 
not depart from specific ports. The requirement for an alien subject to 
special registration to report to the Service prior to departing the 
United States becomes effective on October 1, 2002. This notice 
provides the public with a list of ports through which nonimmigrant 
aliens who have been specially registered may depart from the United 
States. The list is provided in the affirmative as a list of approved 
ports to assist the public.

DATES: This notice is effective October 1, 2002.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stephen M. Dearborn, Assistant Chief 
Inspector, Immigration and Naturalization Service, 425 I Street, NW., 
Room 4064, Washington, DC 20536, telephone number (202) 305-2970.


Nonimmigrant Aliens Subject to Special Registration Requirements

    Immigration and Naturalization Service (Service) regulations to be 
codified at 8 CFR 264.1(f) (see 67 FR 52584, August 12, 2002) provide 
that nonimmigrant aliens (other than those applying under section 
101(a)(15)(A), or (G) of the Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(A), (G)) who 
meet certain criteria are subject to special registration, 
photographing and fingerprinting requirements upon arrival to the 
United States. If a nonimmigrant alien who is registered, photographed 
and fingerprinted, remains in the United States beyond 30 days, he or 
she must report in person to a Service Office to provide additional 
documentation that confirms that he or she is complying with the terms 
of his or her admission. This interview is repeated annually 
thereafter. Upon each change of address, the registrant must also 
notify the Service, educational institution, or employer, where 
applicable. Beginning on October 1, 2002, when a nonimmigrant alien 
subject to special registration departs the United States, he or she is 
required to report to an inspecting officer at the POE through which 
the alien is departing unless the Service has specified in a Federal 
Register notice that certain ports may not be used for departure by 
special registrants. A nonimmigrant alien, subject to special 
registration, who fails to report his or her departure to an inspecting 
officer as required, may thereafter be presumed to be inadmissible to 
the United States.

POEs Which Are Not Available for Departure for Nonimmigrant Aliens 
Subject to Special Registration

    Nonimmigrant aliens who are subject to special registration may not 
depart the United States from any POE listed in, or regarded as 
designated by 8 CFR 100.4(c)(2), or (c)(3), or any other point-of-
embarkation, other than those listed below.

POEs Designated for Final Registration and Departure by Nonimmigrant 
Aliens Subject to Special Registration

    The following POEs are specifically designated for final 
registration and departure by nonimmigrant aliens subject to special 

Amistad Dam POE, Texas;
Anchorage International Airport, Alaska;
Atlanta Hartsfield International Airport, Georgia;
Bell Harbor Pier 66 Cruise Ship Terminal, Washington;
Bridge of the Americas POE, Texas;
Brownsville/Matamoras POE, Texas;
Buffalo Peace Bridge POE, New York;
Cape Vincent POE, New York;
Calexico POE, California;
Chicago O'Hare International Airport, Illinois;
Champlain POE, New York;
Chateaugay POE, New York;
Columbus POE, New Mexico;
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas;
Del Rio International Bridge POE, Texas;
Denver International Airport, Colorado;
Detroit Canada Tunnel, Michigan;
Detroit Metro Airport, Michigan;
Douglas POE, Arizona;
Dulles International Airport, Virginia;
Eagle Pass POE, Texas;
Fort Covington POE, New York;
Galveston POE, Texas;
Guam International Airport;
Heart Island POE, New York;
Hidalgo POE, Texas;
Highgate Springs POE, Vermont;
Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii;
Honolulu Seaport, Hawaii;
Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Texas;
Houston Seaport, Texas;
International Falls POE, Minnesota;
John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York;

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Gateway to the Americas Bridge POE, Laredo, Texas;
Lewiston Bridge POE, New York;
Logan International Airport, Massachusetts;
Long Beach Seaport, California;
Los Angeles International Airport, California;
Miami International Airport, Florida;
Miami Marine Unit, Florida;
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, Minnesota;
Mooers POE, New York;
Niagara Falls, Rainbow Bridge, New York;
Newark International Airport, New Jersey;
Nogales POE, Arizona;
Ogdensburg POE, New York;
Orlando, Florida;
Oroville POE, Washington;
Otay Mesa POE, California;
Pacific Highway POE, Washington;
Pembina POE, North Dakota;
Piegan POE, Montana;
Portal POE, North Dakota;
Port Arthur POE, Texas;
Progreso Bridge POE, Texas;
Raymond POE, Montana;
Roosville POE, Montana;
Rouses Point POE, New York;
San Antonio International Airport, Texas;
San Diego Seaport, California;
San Francisco International Airport, California;
Seattle Seaport, Washington;
Seaway International Bridge/Massena POE, New York;
Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Washington;
Sweetgrass POE, Montana;
Thousand Islands POE, New York;
Trout River POE, New York; and
Ysleta POE, Texas.
    Nonimmigrant aliens subject to special registration may not make 
final registration and depart the United States through any location 
not listed above.

Notice of Where To Report for Final Registration and Departure

    Upon admission to the United States, each nonimmigrant alien 
subject to special registration will be issued an information packet 
that will list each designated port of departure and other instructions 
on how to comply with 8 CFR 264.1. This packet will also contain 
specific information regarding hours of operation, directions, and 
contact numbers.
    The list of ports-of-entry through which nonimmigrant aliens 
subject to special registration must make final registration and depart 
will become effective on October 1, 2002. Due to the critical and 
immediate national security concerns of this program the Service must 
limit the ports-of-departure to effectively capture departure data, 
given the limited availability of current resources, specifically 
departure staff and facilities. As the available ports-of-entry are 
expanded, the Service will publish subsequent notices in the Federal 
Register and make the list available at Service Offices and on its Web 
site at

    Dated: September 10, 2002.
James W. Ziglar,
Commissioner, Immigration and Naturalization Service.
[FR Doc. 02-24764 Filed 9-25-02; 3:45 am]