[Title 28 CFR S]
[Code of Federal Regulations (annual edition) - July 1, 2002 Edition]
[Title 28 - JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION]
[Chapter I - DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Part 0 - ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE]
[Subpart S - Immigration and Naturalization Service]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


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            Subpart S--Immigration and Naturalization Service



Sec. 0.105  General functions.

    The Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
shall:
    (a) Subject to limitations contained in section 103 of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1103) and excepting the 
authority delegated to the

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Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration 
Appeals, the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, Immigration Judges, 
and the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, administer 
and enforce the Immigration and Nationality Act and all other laws 
relating to immigration (including but not limited to admission, 
exclusion, and deportation), naturalization, and nationality. Nothing in 
this paragraph shall be construed to authorize the Commissioner of 
Immigration and Naturalization to supervise the litigation of or to 
approve the filing of records on review, appeals, or petitions for writs 
of certiorari or to intervene or have independent representation in 
cases under the immigration and nationality laws except as provided in 
paragraph (e) of this section.
    (b) For the purposes of paragraph (a) of this section, and as 
limited therein, exercise or perform any of the authority, functions, or 
duties conferred or imposed upon the Attorney General by the laws 
mentioned in that paragraph, including the authority to issue 
regulations.
    (c) Investigate alleged violations of the immigration and 
nationality laws, and make recommendations for prosecutions when deemed 
advisable.
    (d) Patrol the borders of the United States to prevent the entry of 
aliens into the United States in violation of law.
    (e) Supervise naturalization work in the specific courts designated 
by section 310 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1421) to 
have jurisdiction in such matters, including the requiring of 
accountings from the clerks of such courts for naturalization fees 
collected, investigation through field officers of the qualifications of 
citizenship applicants, and representation of the Government at all 
court hearings.
    (f) Cooperate with the public schools in providing citizenship 
textbooks and other services for the preparation of candidates for 
naturalization.
    (g) Register and fingerprint aliens in the United States, as 
required by section 262 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1304).
    (h) Prepare reports on private bills pertaining to immigration 
matters.
    (i) Designate within the Immigration and Naturalization Service a 
certifying officer, and an alternate, to certify copies of documents 
issued by the Commissioner, or his designee, which are required to be 
filed with the Office of the Federal Register.
    (j) Direct officers and employees of the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service, assigned to accompany commercial aircraft, to 
perform the functions of a U.S.C. deputy marshal as a peace officer, in 
particular those set forth in 28 U.S.C. 570 and 18 U.S.C. 3053: (1) 
While aboard any aircraft to which they have been assigned, or (2) while 
within the general vicinity of such aircraft so long as it is within the 
jurisdiction of the United States. Such functions shall be in addition 
to those vested in such officers and employees pursuant to law.
    (k) Insure that a copy of any asylum application filed with INS 
shall be sent simultaneously to the Asylum Policy and Review Unit and to 
the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the Department of 
State.

[Order No. 423-69, 34 FR 20388, Dec. 31, 1969, as amended by Order 445-
70, 35 FR 19397, Dec. 23, 1970; Order 699-77, 42 FR 15315, Mar. 21, 
1977; Order 960-81, 46 FR 52348, Oct. 27, 1981; Order 998-83, 48 FR 
8056, Feb. 25, 1983; Order 1176-87, 52 FR 11044, Apr. 7, 1987; Order 
1237-87, 52 FR 44971, Nov. 24, 1987; Order 1245-87, 52 FR 48998, Dec. 
29, 1987]



Sec. 0.106  Certificates for expenses of unforeseen emergencies.

    The Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization is authorized to 
exercise the power and authority vested in the Attorney General by 
section 6 of the act of July 28, 1950, 64 Stat. 380 (8 U.S.C. 1555), to 
make certificates with respect to expenses of unforeseen emergencies of 
a confidential character: Provided, That each such certificate made by 
the Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization shall be approved by 
the Attorney General.



Sec. 0.107  Representation on committee for visit-exchange.

    The Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization shall be a member 
of the committee which represents the

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Department of Justice in the development and implementation of plans for 
exchanging visits between the Iron Curtain countries and the United 
States and shall have authority to designate an alternate to serve on 
such committee.



Sec. 0.108  Redelegation of authority.

    The Commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Services may 
redelegate to any employee of the Service or the Department of Justice 
any of the powers, privileges, or duties conferred or imposed on the 
Commissioner by Sec. 0.105. The Commissioner is authorized to confer or 
impose upon any employee of the United States, with the consent of the 
head of the Department or other independent establishment under whose 
jurisdiction the employee is serving, any of the powers, privileges, or 
duties conferred or imposed on the Commissioner by Sec. 0.105. Existing 
redelegations by the Commissioner shall continue in force and effect 
until modified or revoked.

[Order No. 1150-86, 51 FR 31939, Sept. 8, 1986]



Sec. 0.109  Implementation of the Treaty of Friendship and General Relations Between the United States and Spain.

    The Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization and immigration 
officers (as defined in 8 CFR 103.1(i)) are hereby designated as 
``competent national authorities'' on the part of the United States 
within the meaning of Article XXIV of the Treaty of Friendship and 
General Relations Between the United States and Spain (33 Stat. 2105, 
2117), and shall fulfill the obligations assumed by the United States 
pursuant to that Article in the manner and form prescribed.



Sec. 0.110  Implementation of the Convention Between the United States and Greece.

    The Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization and immigration 
officers (as defined in 8 CFR 103.1(i)) are hereby designated as ``local 
authorities'' and ``competent officers'' on the part of the United 
States within the meaning of Article XIII of the Convention Between the 
United States and Greece (33 Stat. 2122, 2131), and shall fulfill the 
obligations assumed by the United States pursuant to that Article in the 
manner and form prescribed.