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be granted in the exercise of discretion. The respondent shall not be required to pay a fee on more than one application within paragraphs (a) and (c) of this section, provided that the minimum fee imposed when more than one application is made shall be determined by the cost of the application with the highest fee. Nothing contained herein is intended to foreclose the respondent from applying for any benefit or privilege which he believes himself eligible to receive in proceedings under this part.
[26 FR 12112, Dec. 19, 1961, as amended at 34 FR 13921, Aug. 30, 1969; 39 FR 25642, July 12, 1974; 39 FR 43055, Dec. 10, 1974]
§ 242.18 Decision of special inquiry offi
(a) Contents. The decision of the special inquiry officer may be oral or written. Except when deportability is determined on the pleadings pursuant to § 242.16(b), the decision of the special inquiry officer shall include a discussion of the evidence and findings as to deportability. The formal enumeration of findings is not required. The decision shall also contain a discussion of the evidence pertinent to any application made by the respondent under § 242.17 and the reasons for granting or denying the request. The decision shall be concluded with the order of the special inquiry officer.
(b) Summary decision. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (a) of this section, in any case where deportability is determined on the pleadings pursuant to § 242.16(b) and the respondent does not make an application under § 242.17, or the respondent applies for voluntary departure only and the special inquiry officer grants the application, the special inquiry officer may enter a summary decision on Form I-38, if deportation is ordered, or on Form I-39, if voluntary departure is granted with an alternate order of deportation.
(c) Order of the special inquiry officer. The order of the special inquiry officer shall direct the respondent's deportation, or the termination of the proceedings, or such other disposition of the case as may be appropriate. When deportation is ordered, the special inquiry officer shall specify the
country, or countries in the alternate, to which respondent's deportation shall be directed. The special inquiry officer is authorized to issue orders in the alternative or in combination as he may deem necessary.
[26 FR 12112, Dec. 19, 1961]
§ 242.19 Notice of decision.
(a) Written decision. A written decision shall be served upon the respondent and the trial attorney, together with the notice referred to in §3.3 of this chapter. Service by mail is complete upon mailing.
(b) Oral decision. An oral decision shall be stated by the special inquiry officer in the presence of the respondent and the trail attorney, if any, at the conclusion of the hearing. Unless appeal from the decision is waived, the respondent shall be furnished with Notice of Appeal, Form I-290A, and advised of the provisions of § 242.21. A typewritten copy of the oral decision shall be furnished at the request of the respondent or the trial attorney.
(c) Summary decision. When the special inquiry officer renders a summary decision as provided in § 242.18(b), he shall serve a copy thereof upon the respondent at the conclusion of the hearing. Unless appeal from the decision is waived, the respondent shall be furnished with Notice of Appeal, Form I-290A, and advised of the provisions of § 242.21.
[26 FR 12212, Dec. 19, 1961, as amended at 27 FR 9647, Sept. 29, 1962]
§ 242.20 Finality of order.
The order of the special inquiry officer shall be final except when the case is certified to the Board as provided in Part 3 of this chapter or an appeal is taken to the Board by the respondent or the trial attorney.
[27 FR 9647, Sept. 29, 1962]
§ 242.21 Appeals.
Pursuant to Part 3 of this chapter an appeal shall lie from a decision of a special inquiry officer under this part to the Board of Immigration Appeals. An appeal shall be taken within 10 days after the mailing of a written decision, or the stating of an oral decision, or the service of a summary deci
sion on Form I-38 or Form I-39. The reasons for the appeal shall be stated briefly in the Notice of Appeal, Form I-290A; failure to do so may constitute a ground for dismissal of the appeal by the Board. When service of the decision is made by mail, as authorized by this section, 3 days shall be added to the period prescribed for the taking of an appeal.
[29 FR 7236, June 3, 1964]
§ 242.22 Reopening or reconsideration.
Except as otherwise provided in this section, a motion to reopen or reconsider shall be subject to the requirements of § 103.5 of this chapter. The special inquiry officer may upon his own motion, or upon motion of the trial attorney or the respondent, reopen or reconsider any case in which he had made a decision, unless jurisdiction in the case is vested in the Board under Part 3 of this chapter. An order by the special inquiry officer granting a motion to reopen may be made on Form I-328. A motion to reopen will not be granted unless the special inquiry officer is satisfied that evidence sought to be offered is material and was not available and could not have been discovered or presented at the hearing; nor will any motion to reopen for the purpose of providing the respondent with an opportunity to make an application under § 242.17 be granted if respondent's right to make such application was fully explained to him by the special inquiry officer and he was afforded an opportunity to do so at the hearing, unless circumstances have arisen thereafter on the basis of which the request is being made. The filing of an application for adjustment of status under section 245 of the Act may be considered as the motion to reopen when the application shows new material not available or ascertainable at the time of the deportation hearing. The filing with a special inquiry officer of a motion under this section shall not serve to stay the execution of an outstanding decision; execution shall proceed unless the special inquiry officer who has jurisdiction over the motion specifically grants a stay of deportation. In his discretion, the special inquiry officer may stay deportation pending his determi
nation of the motion and also pending the taking and disposition of an appeal from such determination.
[39 FR 36854, Oct. 15, 1974]
§ 242.23 Proceedings under section 242(f) of the Act.
(a) Order to show cause. In the case of an alien within the provisions of section 242(f) of the Act, the order to show cause shall charge him with deportability under section 242(f) of the Act. The prior order of deportation and evidence of the execution thereof, properly identified, shall constitute prima facie cause for deportability under this section.
(b) Applicable procedure. Except as otherwise provided in this section, proceedings under section 242(f) of the Act shall be conducted in general accordance with the rules prescribed in this part.
(c) Deportability. In determining the deportability of an alien alleged to be within the purview of paragraph (a) of this section, the issues shall be limited solely to a determination of the identity of the respondent, i.e., whether the respondent is in fact an alien who was previously deported, or who departed while an order of deportation was outstanding; whether the respondent was previously deported as a member of any of the classes described in paragraph (4), (5), (6), (7), (11), (12), (14), (15), (16), (17), or (18) of section 241(a) of the Act; and whether respondent has unlawfully reentered the United States.
(d) Order. If deportability as charged in the order to show cause is established, the special inquiry officer shall order that the respondent be deported under the previous order of deportation in accordance with section 242(f) of the Act.
(e) Trial attorney; additional charges. When a trial attorney is assigned to a proceeding under this section and additional charges are lodged against the respondent, the provisions of paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section shall cease to apply.
[26 FR 12282, Dec. 28, 1961, as amended at 27 FR 9647, Sept. 29, 1962; 30 FR 2021, Feb. 13, 1965]
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PART 243-DEPORTATION OF ALIENS IN THE UNITED STATES
243.1 Final order of deportation.
243.2 Warrant of deportation.
243.4 Stay of deportation.
243.6 Notice to transportation line. 243.7 Special care and attention for aliens. 243.8 Imposition of sanctions.
AUTHORITY: Secs. 103, 242, 243, 66 Stat. 173, 208, as amended 212; 8 U.S.C. 1103, 1252, 1253.
SOURCE: 26 FR 12113, Dec. 19, 1961, unless otherwise noted.
§ 243.1 Final order of deportation.
Except as otherwise required by section 242(c) of the Act for the specific purposes of that section, an order of deportation,
including an alternate order of deportation coupled with an order of voluntary departure, made by the special inquiry officer in proceedings under Part 242 of this chapter shall become final upon dismissal of an appeal by the Board of Immigration Appeals, upon waiver of appeal, or upon expiration of the time allotted for an appeal when no appeal is taken; or, if such an order is issued by the Board or approved by the Board upon certification, it shall be final as of the date of the Board's decision.
§ 243.2 Warrant of deportation.
A warrant of deportation based upon the final administrative order of deportation in the alien's case shall be issued by a district director. The district director shall exercise the authority contained in section 243 of the Act to determine at whose expense the alien shall be deported and whether his mental or physical condition requires personal care and attendance en route to his destination.
§ 243.3 Expulsion.
Once an order of deportation becomes final, an alien, not in the physical custody of the Service, shall be given not less than 72 hours advance notice in writing of the time and place of his surrender for deportation. If the alien fails to surrender as directed, he shall be deported without further
notice when located. When an alien is directd to surrender for deportation, he shall do so notwithstanding the filing of an application for a stay of deportation unless he has been informed prior to the surrender date that a stay has been granted. The advance notice requirement above does not preclude taking an alien into custody at any time, including any time within the 72 hour period, if his being at large constitutes a danger to public safety or security, or the district director has reason to believe the alien is likely to abscond, or if information is received that the alien is likely to abscond. However, in such an instance, the alien's deportation shall not be effected prior to the expiration of 72 hours from the time of apprehension or of the 72 hour notice period, whichever is less. An alien shall be taken into custody prior to the time specified in the surrender notice only pursuant to an order by an official empowered under § 242.2(a) of this chapter to issue warrants of arrest.
[41 FR 38758, Sept. 13, 1976]
§ 243.4 Stay of deportation.
Any request of an alien under a final administrative order of deportation for a stay of deportation, except a request for withholding of deportation pursuant to section 243(h) of the Act, shall be filed on Form I-246 with the district director having jurisdiction over the place where the alien is at the time of filing. The district director, in his discretion, may grant a stay of deportation for such time and under such conditions as he may deem appropriate. Written notice of the disposition of the alien's request shall be served upon him and any notice of denial shall include specific reasons therefor; however, neither the making of the request nor the failure to receive notice of disposition of the request shall relieve the alien from strict compliance with any outstanding notice to surrender for deportation. Denial by the district director of a request for a stay is not appealable but such denial shall not preclude the Board from granting a stay in connection with a motion to reopen or a motion to reconsider as provided in Part 3 of this chapter, nor such denial
preclude the special inquiry officer, in his discretion, from granting a stay in connection with, and pending his determination of, a motion to reopen or a motion to reconsider a case falling within his jurisdiction pursuant to § 242.22 of this chapter, and also pending an appeal from such determination.
[40 FR 50702, Oct. 31, 1975]
§ 243.5 Self-deportation.
A district director may permit an alien ordered deported to depart at his own expense to a destination of his own choice. Any alien who has departed from the United States while an order of deportation is outstanding shall be considered to have been deported in pursuance of law, except that an alien who departed before the expiration of the voluntary departure time granted in connection with an alternate order of deportation shall not be considered to have been so deported.
[29 FR 6485, May 19, 1964]
§ 243.6 Notice to transportation line.
When a transportation line is responsible for the expenses of an alien's deportation, notification shall be made to such line on Form I-284, when applicable, and Form I-288. If special care and attention is required, notification to this effect shall be placed on Form I-288.
§ 243.7 Special care and attention for aliens.
When a transportation line is responsible for the expenses of an alien's deportation, the alien shall be delivered to the master, commanding officer, or the officer in charge of the vessel or aircraft on which the alien will be deported, who shall be given Forms I-287, I-287A, and I-287B. The reverse of Form I-287A shall be signed by the officer of the vessel or aircraft to whom the alien has been delivered and immediately returned to the immigration officer effecting delivery. Form I-287B shall be retained by the receiving officer and subsequently filled out by the agents or persons therein designated and returned by mail to the district director named on
the form. The transportation line shall at its own expense forward the alien from the foreign port of disembarkation to the final destination specified on Form I-287. The special care and attention shall be continued to such final destination, except when the foreign public officers decline to allow such attendant to proceed and themselves take charge of the alien, in which case this fact shall be recorded by the transportation line on the reverse of Form I-287B. If the transportation line fails, refuses, or neglects to provide the necessary special care and attention or comply with the directions of Form I-287, the district director shall thereafter and without notice employ suitable persons, at the expense of the transportation line, and effect such deportation.
§ 243.8 Imposition of sanctions.
The provisions of section 243(g) of the Act have been applied to residents of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary; those provisions do not apply to an alien who is residing in Estonia, Latvia, or Lithuania who is not a national, citizen, or subject of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The sanctions imposed on residents of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary pursuant to section 243(g) may be waived in an individual case for the beneficiary of a petition accorded a status under section 201(b) or section 203(a) of the Act. The sanctions also may be waived upon an individual request by the Department of State in behalf of a visa applicant. Upon approval of a visa petition or upon an individual request by the Department of State in behalf of a visa applicant, the district director will determine whether sanctions shall be waived. However, the regional commissioner or the Deputy Commissioner may direct that any case or class of cases be referred to him for such determination. The consular officer shall be notified of any determination made with respect to the waiver of sanctions if a visa petition is approved. If the sanctions are not waived, the notice informing the petitioner that the petition has been approved shall also notify him that the sanctions imposed
by section 243(g) of the Act have not been waived.
[31 FR 11744, Sept. 8, 1966, as amended at 32 FR 9632, July 4, 1967; 40 FR 30470, July 21, 1975]
PART 244-SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION AND VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE
244.2 Extension of time to depart.
AUTHORITY: Sec. 103, 66 Stat. 173; 8 U.S.C. 1103. Interpret or apply secs. 242, 244, 66 Stat. 208, 214; 8 U.S.C. 1252, 1254.
SOURCE: 33 FR 2381, Jan. 31, 1968, unless otherwise noted.
§ 244.1 Application.
Pursuant to Part 242 of this chapter and section 244 of the Act a special inquiry officer in his discretion may authorize the suspension of an alien deportation; or, if the alien establishes that he is willing and has the immediate means with which to depart promptly from the United States, a special inquiry officer in his discretion may authorize the alien to depart voluntarily from the United States in lieu of deportation within such time as may be specified by the special inquiry officer when first authorizing voluntary departure, and under such conditions as the district director shall direct. An application for suspension of deportation shall be made on Form I-256A.
§ 244.2 Extension of time to depart.
Authority to extend the time within which to depart voluntarily specified initially by a special inquiry officer or the Board is within the sole jurisdiction of the district director. A request by an alien for an extension of time within which to depart voluntarily shall be filed with the district director having jurisdiction over the alien's place of residence. Written notice of the district director's decision shall be served upon the alien, and no appeal may be taken therefrom.
PART 245-ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS TO THAT OF PERSONS ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE
245.1 Eligibility. 245.2 Application.
245.3 Adjustment of status under section 13 of the Act of September 11, 1957. 245.4 Adjustment of status of aliens within the proviso to section 203(a)(7) of the Act.
245.5 Documentary requirements. 245.6 Medical examination.
AUTHORITY: Secs. 101, 103, 201, 203, 204, 212, 245, 247; 66 Stat. 166, 173, 175, 178, 179, 182, 217, and 218; 8 U.S.C. 1101, 1103, 1151, 1153, 1154, 1182, 1255, and 1257, unless otherwise noted.
§ 245.1 Eligibility.
(a) General. An alien who entered the United States in transit without visa; or who, on arrival in the United States was serving in any capacity on board a vessel or aircraft, or was destined to join a vessel or aircraft in the United States to serve in any capacity thereon; or who was not admitted or paroled following inspection by an immigration officer is not eligible for the benefits of section 245 of the Act. Any alien (other than an immediate relative as defined in section 201(b) of the Act) who continues in or accepts any unauthorized employment after January 1, 1977 and prior to filing an application for adjustment of status is not eligible for the benefits of section 245 of the Act. An alien who has been allocated an immigrant visa number and who entered the United States conditionally pursuant to section 203(a)(7) of the Act, is not eligible for the benefits of section 245 of the Act unless he qualifies as an immediate relative pursuant to section 201(b) of the Act on the basis of a visa petition approved in his behalf.
(b) Exchange aliens. Pursuant to section 212(e) of the Act, an alien who has or has had the status of an exchange alien or of a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(J) of the Act and who is subject to the foreign residence requirement of section 212(e) of the Act is not eligible for status as a permanent resident under section 214(d) of the Act, section 245 of the