Delegation by the Secretary of State to the Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Facilitating USCIS VTC Interviews of Refugee Applicants

CourtState Department
Citation86 FR 68295
Record Number2021-26100
Publication Date01 December 2021
Federal Register, Volume 86 Issue 228 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)
[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 228 (Wednesday, December 1, 2021)]
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                From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
                [FR Doc No: 2021-26100]
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                DEPARTMENT OF STATE
                [Delegation of Authority No. 520]
                Delegation by the Secretary of State to the Assistant Secretary
                of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration; Facilitating USCIS
                VTC Interviews of Refugee Applicants
                 By virtue of the authority vested in the Secretary of State by the
                laws of the United States, including 22 U.S.C. 2651a, pursuant to
                authority delegated by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland
                Security (DHS) on August 6, 2021 (DHS Delegation Number 00117), and
                subject to the DHS Secretary's oversight, direction, and guidance, I
                hereby delegate to the assistant secretary for Bureau of Population,
                Refugees, and Migration, to the extent authorized by law, the authority
                to designate Department employees as immigration officers to facilitate
                U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) video teleconference
                interviews of overseas refugee applicants, pursuant to section
                103(a)(6) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1103(a)(6))
                and 8 CFR 2.1.
                 Nothing in this delegation shall be construed as superseding or
                circumventing any authorities delegated within DHS, or as superseding
                or circumventing the restriction in the Departments of Commerce,
                Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations
                Act, 1998, title I, Public Law No 105-119 (8 U.S.C. 1103 note) with
                respect to the acceptance of fingerprints.
                 The authority delegated herein may be exercised by the Secretary,
                Deputy Secretary, Deputy Secretary for Management and Resources, and
                the Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights.
                 This delegation of authority shall be published in the Federal
                Register.
                 Dated: November 15, 2021.
                Antony J. Blinken,
                Secretary of State.
                [FR Doc. 2021-26100 Filed 11-30-21; 8:45 am]
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