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(b) Statement of nature of proceeding. The order to show cause will contain a statement of the nature of the proceeding, the legal authority under which the proceeding is conducted, a concise statement of factual allegations informing the respondent of the acts or conduct alleged to be in violation of the law, and a designation of the charges against the respondent and of the statutory provisions alleged to have been violated. The order will require the respondent to show cause why he should not be deported. The order will call upon the respondent to appear before a special inquiry officer for hearing at a time and place stated in the order, not less than seven days, after the service of such order, except that where the issuing officer, in his discretion, believes that the public interest, safety, or security so requires, he may provide in the order for a shorter period. The issuing officer may, in his discretion, fix a shorter period in any other case at the request of and for the convenience of the respondent.
(c) Service. Service of the order to show cause may be accomplished either by personal service or by routine service; however, when routine service is used and the respondent does not appear for hearing or acknowledge in writing that he has received the order to show cause, it shall be reserved by personal service. When personal delivery of an order to show cause is made by an immigration officer, the contents of the order to show cause shall be explained and the respondent shall be advised that any statement he makes may be used against him. He shall also be advised of his right to representation by counsel of his own choice at no expense to the Government.
[22 FR 9796, Dec. 6, 1957, as amended at 39 FR 20367, June 10, 1974; 39 FR 23248, June 27, 1974; 42 FR 15408, Mar. 22, 1977; 42 FR 38893, Aug. 1, 1977]
§ 242.2 Apprehension, custody, and detention.
(a) Warrant of arrest. At the commencement of any proceeding under this part, or at any time thereafter and up to the time the respondent becomes subject to supervision under the authority contained in section 242(d) of the Act, the respondent may be arrested and taken into custody under the authority of a warrant of arrest. However, such warrant may be issued by no one other than a district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of an office enumerated in § 242.1(a), and then only whenever, in his discretion, it appears that the arrest of the respondent is necessary or desirable. If, after the issuance of a warrant of arrest, a determination is made not to serve it, any officer authorized to issue such warrant may authorize its cancellation. When a warrant of arrest is served under this part, the respondent shall have explained to him the contents of the order to show cause, the reason for his arrest and his right to be represented by counsel of his own choice at no expense to the Government. He shall be advised that any statement he makes may be used against him. He shall also be informed whether he is to be continued in custody or, if release from custody has been authorized, of the amount and conditions of the bond or the conditions under which he may be released. A respondent on whom a warrant of arrest has been served may apply to the district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of an office enumerated in § 242.1(a), for release or for amelioration of the conditions under which he may be released. The district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of an office enumerated in § 242.1(a), when serving the warrant of arrest and when determining any application pertaining thereto, shall furnish the respondent with a notice of decision, which may be on Form I-286, indicating whether custody will be continued or terminated, specifying
the conditions, if any, under which release is permitted, and advising the respondent appropriately whether he may apply to a special inquiry officer pursuant to paragraph (b) of this section for release or modification of the conditions of release or whether he may appeal to the Board. A direct appeal to the Board from a determination by a district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of an office enumerated in § 242.1(a), shall not be allowed except as authorized by paragraph (b) of this section.
(b) Authority of special inquiry officers; appeals. After an initial determination pursuant to paragraph (a) of this section, and at any time before a deportation order becomes administratively final, upon application by the respondent for release from custody or for amelioration of the conditions under which he may be released, a special inquiry officer may exercise the authority contained in section 242 of the Act to continue or detain a respondent in, or release him from custody, and to determine whether a respondent shall be released under bond, and the amount thereof, if any. Application for the exercise of such authority may be made to any available special inquiry officer who is stationed at the Service office which has administrative jurisdiction over the proceeding under the order to show cause or who conducts hearings there. If no such special inquiry officer is available, application may be made to any available special inquiry officer stationed in the region wherein said Service office is located. If there is no available special inquiry officer in that region, the application may be made to any other special inquiry officer. However, if the respondent has been released from custody, such application must be made within seven days after the date of such release. Thereafter, application by a released respondent for modification of the terms of release may be made only to the district director. The determination of the special inquiry officer in respect to custody status or bond shall be entered on Form I-342 at the time such determination is made and shall be ac
companied by a memorandum by the special inquiry officer as to the reasons for his determination. The special inquiry officer shall promptly notify the respondent and the Service of such determination. Consideration under this paragraph by the special inquiry officer of an application or request of an alien regarding custody or bond shall be separate and apart from any deportation hearing or proceeding under this part, and shall form no part of such hearing or proceeding or of the record thereof. The determination of the special inquiry officer as to custody status or bond may be based upon any information which is available to the special inquiry officer, or which is presented to him by the alien or the Service. The alien and the Service may appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals from any such determination. After a deportation order becomes administratively final, or if recourse to the special inquiry officer is no longer available because of the expiration of the seven-day period aforementioned, the respondent may appeal directly to the Board from a determination by the district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of an office enumerated in § 242.1(a), except that no appeal shall be allowed when the Service notifies the alien that it is ready to execute the order of deportation and takes him into custody for that purpose. An appeal to the Board shall be taken from a determination by a special inquiry officer or from an appealable determination by a district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of an office enumerated in § 242.1(a) by filing a notice of appeal with the district director within five days after the date when written notification of the determination is served upon the respondent and the Service. Upon the filing of a notice of appeal, the district director shall immediately transmit to the Board all records and information pertaining to the determination from which the appeal has been taken. The filing of such an appeal shall not operate to delay compliance, during the penden
y of the appeal, with the custody diective from which appeal is taken, or o stay the administrative proceedings ›r deportation.
(c) Revocation. When an alien who, having been arrested and taken into custody, has been released, such reease may be revoked at any time in the discretion of the district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of an office enumerated in § 242.1(a), in which event the alien may be taken into physical custody and detained. If detained, unless a breach has occurred, any outstanding bond shall be revoked and cancelled. The provisions of paragraph (b) of this section shall govern availability to the respondent of recourse to other administrative authority for release from custody.
E (d) Supervision. Until Dagainst whom a final order of deportation has been outstanding for more than six months is deported, he shall be subject to supervision by a district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of an office enumerated in § 242.1(a), and required to comply with the provisions of section 242(d) of the Act relating to his availability for deportation.
(e) Privilege of communication. Every detained alien shall be notified that he may communicate with the consular of diplomatic officers of the country of his nationality in the United States. Existing treaties require immediate communication with appropriate consular or diplomatic officers whenever nationals of the following countries are detained in exclusion of expulsion proceedings, whether or not requested by the alien, and, in fact, even if the alien requests that no communication be undertaken in his behalf:
See footnotes on following page.
Trinidad & Tobago
Union of Soviet Socialist Rep. (USSR) Uruguay'
Upper Volta 3
Viet-Nam, Rep. 3
'Unless national requests that such information not be transmitted.
2If National is an alien admitted to lawful permanent residence, communication will be made with Polish consulate only upon the request of such national.
"If national requests his government be notified, INS must notify immediately.
'Notification must be made within two
"Notification must be made within three
[28 FR 8280, Aug. 13, 1963, as amended at 32 FR 5619, Apr. 6, 1967; 39 FR 20367, June 10, 1974; 39 FR 20959, June 17, 1974; 40 FR 30470, July 21, 1975; 40 FR 50250, Oct. 29, 1975]
§ 242.3 Confined aliens, incompetents, and minors.
(a) Service. If the respondent is confined, or if he is an incompetent, or a minor under the age of 14, the order to show cause, and the warrant of arrest, if issued, shall be served in the manner prescribed in § 242.1(c) upon the person or persons named in § 103.5a(c) of this chapter.
(b) Service custody; cost of maintenance. An alien confined in an institution or hospital shall not be accepted into physical custody by the Service until an order of deportation has been made and the Service is ready to deport the alien. When an alien is an inmate of a public or private institution at the time of the commencement of the deportation proceedings, expense for the maintenance of the alien shall not be incurred by the Government until he is taken into physical custody by the Service.
[22 FR 9796, Dec. 6, 1957, as amended at 37 FR 11470, June 8, 1972]
§ 242.4 Fingerprints and photographs.
Every alien 14 years of age or older against whom proceedings are commenced under this part shall be fingerprinted. Any such alien, regardless
of his age, shall be photographed if a photograph is required by the district director, acting district director, deputy district director, or officer in charge authorized to issue an order to show cause.
[28 FR 9504, Aug. 30, 1963]
§ 242.5 Voluntary departure prior to commencement of hearing.
(a) Authorized officers. The authority contained in section 242(b) of the Act to permit aliens to depart voluntarily from the United States may be exercised by district directors, district officers who are in charge of investigations, officers in charge, and chief patrol agents.
(b) Application. Any alien who be lieves himself to be eligible for voluntary departure under section 242(b) of the Act may apply therefor at any office of the Service any time prior to the commencement of deportation proceedings against him or, if deportation proceedings have been commenced, any time prior to the commencement of his hearing. The officers designated in paragraph (a) of this section may deny or grant the application and determine the conditions under which the alien's departure shall be effected. An appeal shall not lie from a denial of an application for voluntary departure under this section, but the denial shall be without prejudice to the alien's right to apply for relief from deportation under any provision of law.
(c) Revocation. If, subsequent to the granting of an application for voluntary departure under this section, it is ascertained that the application should not have been granted, that grant may be revoked without notice by any district director, district officer in charge of investigations, officer in charge, or chief patrol agent.
[23 FR 9123, Nov. 26, 1958, as amended at 29 FR 13242, Sept. 24, 1964; 35 FR 16362, Oct. 20, 1970]
§ 242.7 Cancellation of proceedings.
(a) If an order to show cause has been issued, any district director, acting district director, deputy district director, assistant district director for investigations, or officer in charge of
an office enumerated in § 242.1(a) may cancel the order to show cause or, prior to the actual commencement of the hearing under a served order to show cause, terminate proceedings thereunder, if in either case he is satisfied that the respondent is actually a national of the United States, or is not deportable under the immigration laws, or is deceased, or is not in the United States, or that the proceedings was improvidently begun; or after actual commencement of hearing such officer may move that the case be dismissed for any of the foregoing reasons or that the case be remanded to his jurisdiction on the ground that it has come to his attention that there are involved the foreign relations of the United States which require further consideration. Cancellation of an order to show cause or termination of proceedings or remand of a case pursuant to the foregoing shall be without prejudice to the alien or the Service. If an order to show cause has been cancelled or proceedings have been terminated pursuant to this section, any outstanding warrant of arrest shall also be cancelled. A special inquiry officer may, in his discretion, terminate deportation proceedings to permit respondent to proceed to a final hearing on a pending application or petition for naturalization when the respondent has established prima facie eligibility for naturalization and the case involves exceptionally appealing or humanitarian factors; in every other case, the deportation hearing shall be completed as promptly as possible notwithstanding the pendency of an application for naturalization during any state of the proceedings. (Sec. 103, 66 Stat. 173 (8 U.S.C. 1103))
ments to §§ 242.1, 242.2, and 242.7, which concern solely an internal reallocation of delegated authority, relate to agency management.
[39 FR 20368, June 10, 1974; 39 FR 20959, June 17, 1974]
§ 242.7a Waiver of documents; returning residents.
Pursuant to the authority contained in section 211(b) of the Act, an alien previously lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence who, upon return from a temporary absence was excludable because of failure to have or to present a valid passport, immigrant visa, reentry permit, border crossing card, or other document required at the time of entry, may be granted a waiver of such requirement in the discretion of the district director: Provided, That such alien (a) was not otherwise excludable at the time of entry, or (b) having been otherwise excludable at the time of entry is with respect thereto qualified for an exemption from deportability under section 241(f) of the Act, and (c) is not otherwise subject to deportation. Denial of a waiver by the district director shall not be appealable but shall be without prejudice to renewal of an application and reconsideration in proceedings before a special inquiry officer.
[29 FR 6002, May 7, 1964]
§ 242.8 Special inquiry officers.
(a) Authority. In any proceeding conducted under this part the special inquiry officer shall have the authority to determine deportability and to make decisions, including orders of deportation as provided by section 242(b) of the Act; to consider claims for relief from deportation under Articles 32 and 33 of the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees, as amended by the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees; to reinstate orders of deportation as provided by section 242(f) of the Act; to determine applications under sections 244, 245, and 249 of the Act; to determine the country to which an alien's deportation will be directed in accordance with section 243(a) of the Act; to order temporary withholding of deportation pursuant