[Federal Register Volume 67, Number 38 (Tuesday, February 26, 2002)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 8855-8858]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 02-4744]



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Part IV





The President





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Proclamation 7524--Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants 
of Persons Responsible for Actions That Threaten Zimbabwe's Democratic 
Institutions and Transition to a Multi-Party Democracy


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 67, No. 38 / Tuesday, February 26, 2002 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7524 of February 22, 2002

                
Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and 
                Nonimmigrants of Persons Responsible for Actions That 
                Threaten Zimbabwe's Democratic Institutions and 
                Transition to a Multi-Party Democracy

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In light of the political and humanitarian crisis in 
                Zimbabwe and the continued failure of President Robert 
                Mugabe, Zimbabwean government officials, and others to 
                support the rule of law, and given the importance to 
                the United States of fostering democratic institutions 
                in Zimbabwe, I have determined that it is in the 
                interest of the United States to take all available 
                measures to restrict the international travel and to 
                suspend the entry into the United States, as immigrants 
                or nonimmigrants, of senior members of the government 
                of Robert Mugabe and others detailed below who 
                formulate, implement, or benefit from policies that 
                undermine or injure Zimbabwe's democratic institutions 
                or impede the transition to a multi-party democracy.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, by the authority vested in me 
                by the Constitution and 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 for 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) Senior members of the government of Robert 
                Mugabe and other Zimbabwe nationals who formulate, 
                implement, or benefit from policies that undermine or 
                injure Zimbabwe's democratic institutions or impede the 
                transition to a multi-party democracy;
                    (b) Persons who through their business dealings 
                with Zimbabwe government officials derive significant 
                financial benefit from policies that undermine or 
                injure Zimbabwe's democratic institutions or impede the 
                transition to a multi-party democracy; and
                    (c) The spouses of persons described in paragraphs 
                (a) and (b), above.

                Sec. 2. Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply 
                with respect to any person otherwise covered by section 
                1 where entry of such person would not be contrary to 
                the interest 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 procedures as the 
                Secretary may establish under section 5 of this 
                proclamation.

                Sec. 4. Nothing in this proclamation shall be construed 
                to derogate from United States Government obligations 
                under applicable international agreements.

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                Sec. 5. The Secretary of State shall have 
                responsibility for implementing this proclamation 
                pursuant to such procedures as the Secretary may 
                establish.

                Sec. 6. This proclamation is effective immediately and 
                shall remain in effect until such time as the Secretary 
                of State determines that it is no longer necessary and 
                should be terminated, either in whole or in part. Any 
                such termination shall become effective upon 
                publication in the Federal Register.

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

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 02-4744
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