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[Federal Register: January 14, 2004 (Volume 69, Number 9)]
[Presidential Documents]               
[Page 2287-2288]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:fr14ja04-127]                         



                        Presidential Documents 




[[Page 2287]]


                Proclamation 7750 of January 12, 2004

 
                To Suspend Entry as Immigrants or Nonimmigrants 
                of Persons Engaged in or Benefiting from Corruption

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In light of the importance of legitimate and 
                transparent public institutions to world stability, 
                peace, and development, and the serious negative 
                effects that corruption of public institutions has on 
                the United States efforts to promote security and to 
                strengthen democratic institutions and free market 
                systems, and in light of the importance to the United 
                States and the international community of fighting 
                corruption, as evidenced by the Third Global Forum on 
                Fighting Corruption and Safeguarding Integrity and 
                other intergovernmental efforts, I have determined that 
                it is in the interests of the United States to take 
                action to restrict the international travel and to 
                suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants 
                or nonimmigrants, of certain persons who have 
                committed, participated in, or are beneficiaries of 
                corruption in the performance of public functions where 
                that corruption has serious adverse effects on 
                international activity of U.S. businesses, U.S. foreign 
                assistance goals, the security of the United States 
                against transnational crime and terrorism, or the 
                stability of democratic institutions and nations.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by the authority vested in me 
                by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, 
                including section 212(f) of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act of 1952, 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), and section 
                301 of title 3, United States Code, hereby find that 
                the unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into 
                the United States of persons described in section 1 of 
                this proclamation would, except as provided in sections 
                2 and 3 of this proclamation, be detrimental to the 
                interests of the United States.

                I therefore hereby proclaim that:

                Section 1. The entry into the United States, as 
                immigrants or nonimmigrants, of the following persons 
                is hereby suspended:

                    (a) Public officials or former public officials 
                whose solicitation or acceptance of any article of 
                monetary value, or other benefit, in exchange for any 
                act or omission in the performance of their public 
                functions has or had serious adverse effects on the 
                national interests of the United States.
                    (b) Persons whose provision of or offer to provide 
                any article of monetary value or other benefit to any 
                public official in exchange for any act or omission in 
                the performance of such official's public functions has 
                or had serious adverse effects on the national 
                interests of the United States.
                    (c) Public officials or former public officials 
                whose misappropriation of public funds or interference 
                with the judicial, electoral, or other public processes 
                has or had serious adverse effects on the national 
                interests of the United States.
                    (d) The spouses, children, and dependent household 
                members of persons described in paragraphs (a), (b), 
                and (c) above, who are beneficiaries of any articles of 
                monetary value or other benefits obtained by such 
                persons.

[[Page 2288]]

                Sec. 2. Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply 
                with respect to any person otherwise covered by section 
                1 where entry of the person into the United States 
                would not be contrary to the interests of the United 
                States.

                Sec. 3. Persons covered by sections 1 and 2 of this 
                proclamation shall be identified by the Secretary of 
                State or the Secretary's designee, in his or her sole 
                discretion, pursuant to such standards and procedures 
                as the Secretary may establish.

                Sec. 4. For purposes of this proclamation, ``serious 
                adverse effects on the national interests of the United 
                States'' means serious adverse effects on the 
                international economic activity of U.S. businesses, 
                U.S. foreign assistance goals, the security of the 
                United States against transnational crime and 
                terrorism, or the stability of democratic institutions 
                and nations.

                Sec. 5. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed 
                to derogate from United States Government obligations 
                under applicable international agreements.

                Sec. 6. The Secretary of State shall have 
                responsibility for implementing this proclamation 
                pursuant to such procedures as the Secretary may, in 
                the Secretary's discretion, establish.

                Sec. 7. This proclamation is effective immediately.

                Sec. 8. This proclamation is not intended to, and does 
                not, create any right or benefit, substantive or 
                procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any 
                party, against the United States, its departments, 
                agencies, or other entities, its officers or employees, 
                or any other person.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twelfth day of January, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand four, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-eighth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 04-957
Filed 1-13-04; 9:09 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P



						



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