50 U.S.C.
United States Code, 2011 Edition
Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
TITLE 50 - APPENDIX-WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
DISPLACED PERSONS, REFUGEES AND ORPHANS
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DISPLACED PERSONS, REFUGEES AND ORPHANS

ADMISSION OF DISPLACED PERSONS

ACT JUNE 25, 1948, CH. 647, 62 STAT. 1009

§§1951 to 1965. Omitted

Codification

Sections 1951 to 1965 authorized admission of displaced persons and permitted the issuance of immigration visas without regard to quota limitations prior to June 30, 1952.

Section 1951, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §2, 62 Stat. 1009; June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §§1 to 3, 64 Stat. 219; June 28, 1951, ch. 167, §2, 65 Stat. 96, defined terms used in sections 1951 to 1965 of this Appendix.

Section 1952, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §3, 62 Stat. 1010; June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §4, 64 Stat. 221; June 28, 1951, ch. 167, §1, 65 Stat. 96; June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title IV, §402(h)(1), (2), 66 Stat. 277, authorized issuance of visas prior to June 30, 1952, and provided for use of quota numbers.

Section 1953, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §4, 62 Stat. 1011; June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §5, 64 Stat. 224; June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title IV, §402(h)(3), 66 Stat. 277, provided for adjustment of immigration status of aliens who entered prior to Apr. 30, 1949, if application for adjustment was made within two years after June 25, 1948.

Section 1954, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §5, 62 Stat. 1011; June 28, 1951, ch. 167, §3, 65 Stat. 96; June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title IV, §402(h)(4), 66 Stat. 277, related to determination of quota nationality.

Section 1955, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §6, 62 Stat. 1012; June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §6, 64 Stat. 224; June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title IV, §402(h)(5), 66 Stat. 277, related to preferences and priorities and authorized a “good faith” oath.

Section 1956, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §7, 62 Stat. 1012; June 12, 1950, ch. 262, §7, 64 Stat. 225, required priority to be given to persons who bore arms against enemies of the United States or who served in labor service or guard units of the U.S. Army.

Section 1957, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §8, 62 Stat. 1012; Oct. 15, 1949, ch. 695, §6(a), 63 Stat. 881; June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §8, 64 Stat. 225, created a Displaced Persons Commission of three members appointed for a term ending August 31, 1952 and provided for appropriations, employment of personnel, issuance of rules and regulations and reports to the President and the Congress, including a final report at the end of the Commission's term. Acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §8, 62 Stat. 1012; Oct. 15, 1949, ch. 695, §6(a), 63 Stat. 881, were subsequently repealed by Pub. L. 89–554, §8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 654, 655.

Section 1958, act June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §9, 62 Stat. 1013, related to reporting to Displaced Persons Commission by admitted persons.

Section 1959, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §10, 62 Stat. 1013; June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §9, 64 Stat. 225, provided for investigation and report on all persons prior to admittance.

Section 1960, act June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §11, 62 Stat. 1013, prohibited preference or priority for visas under other laws after June 30, 1948.

Section 1961, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §12, 62 Stat. 1013; June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §10, 64 Stat. 226; June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title IV, §402(h)(6), 66 Stat. 278, related to admission of persons of German ethnic origin.

Section 1962, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §13, 62 Stat. 1014; June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §11, 64 Stat. 227, enumerated persons excluded from provisions authorizing visas.

Section 1962a, act June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §14, as added June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §12, 64 Stat. 227, authorized the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to make advances to the Displaced Persons Commission.

Section 1963, act June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §15, formerly §14, 62 Stat. 1014, renumbered June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §12, 64 Stat. 227, prescribed penalties for violations of sections 1951 to 1965 of this Appendix.

Section 1964, act June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §16, as added June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §13, 64 Stat. 228, related to conferences respecting problems of persons of German ethnic origin.

Section 1965, act June 25, 1948, ch. 647, §17, as added June 16, 1950, ch. 262, §14, 64 Stat. 228, required transportation by American flagships or planes.

ADMISSION OF REFUGEES AND ORPHANS

ACT AUG. 7, 1953, CH. 336, 67 STAT. 400

§§1971 to 1971q. Omitted

Codification

Sections 1971 to 1971q were omitted as terminated Dec. 31, 1956, pursuant to section 1971q of this Appendix.

Section 1971, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §2, 67 Stat. 400, defined terms used in sections 1971 to 1971q of this Appendix.

Section 1971a, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §3, 67 Stat. 401, authorized issuance of 205,000 special nonquota immigrant visas to aliens and their spouses, unmarried children under 21 years of age, stepchildren, and children adopted prior to July 1, 1953.

Section 1971b, acts Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §4, 67 Stat. 401; Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1169, §1, 68 Stat. 1044, provided for allocation among classes of visas issued under section 1971a of this Appendix.

Section 1971c, acts Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §5, 67 Stat. 402; Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1169, §2, 68 Stat. 1044, authorized not more than 4,000 special nonquota immigrants visas to eligible orphans.

Section 1971d, acts Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §6, 67 Stat. 403; Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1169, §3, 68 Stat. 1044, permitted applications not later than June 30, 1955, to adjust immigrant status of temporary residents.

Section 1971e, acts Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §7, 67 Stat. 403; Aug. 31, 1954, ch. 1169, §4, 68 Stat. 1045, related to assurances of citizen sponsors, and deportation for inadmissibility.

Section 1971f, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §8, 67 Stat. 404, related to intergovernmental arrangements for assistance to immigrants and use of American ships and airplanes.

Section 1971g, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §9, 67 Stat. 405, related to determination of eligibility on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Section 1971h, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §10, 67 Stat. 405, related to an exemption from visa fees.

Section 1971i, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §11, 67 Stat. 405, related to safeguards in regards to security-screening.

Section 1971j, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §12, 67 Stat. 405, related to priorities in consideration of visa applications.

Section 1971k, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §13, 67 Stat. 406, related to priorities of persons eligible under the Displaced Persons Act of 1948.

Section 1971l, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §14, 67 Stat. 406, related to ineligibility of certain persons.

Section 1971m, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §15, 67 Stat. 406, related to applicability of Immigration and Nationality Act.

Section 1971n, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §16, 67 Stat. 406, related to loans to pay transportation.

Section 1971o, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §17, 67 Stat. 407, related to eligible aliens as nonquota immigrants.

Section 1971p, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §19, 67 Stat. 407, related to semi-annual reports to President and Congress.

Section 1971q, act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 336, §20, 67 Stat. 407, provided that no immigrant visa would issue under sections 1971 to 1971q of this Appendix after Dec. 31, 1956.

ADMISSION OF ORPHANS ADOPTED BY CITIZENS SERVING ABROAD

ACT JULY 29, 1953, CH. 268, 67 STAT. 229

§§1975 to 1975c. Omitted

Codification

Sections 1975 to 1975c were omitted as terminated pursuant to section 1975 of this Appendix.

Section 1975, act July 29, 1953, ch. 268, §1, 67 Stat. 229, authorized 500 special quota nonimmigrant visas for certain orphans and provided that the issuance of such visas under sections 1975 to 1975c of this Appendix would terminate no later than Dec. 31, 1954.

Section 1975a, act July 29, 1953, ch. 268, §2, 67 Stat. 229, defined “eligible orphan”.

Section 1975b, act July 29, 1953, ch. 268, §3, 67 Stat. 230, related to rights of natural parents under Immigration and Nationality Act.

Section 1975c, act July 29, 1953, ch. 268, §4, 67 Stat. 230, related to eligible orphans as nonquota immigrants.