[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 189 (Monday, September 30, 2019)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 51931-51933]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-21398]



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Vol. 84

Monday,

No. 189

September 30, 2019

Part V





The President





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Proclamation 9931--Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants 
of Persons Responsible for Policies or Actions That Threaten 
Venezuela's Democratic Institutions



Proclamation 9932--Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and Nonimmigrants 
of Senior Officials of the Government of Iran


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 84 , No. 189 / Monday, September 30, 2019 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 9931 of September 25, 2019


Suspension of Entry as Immigrants and 
                Nonimmigrants of Persons Responsible for Policies or 
                Actions That Threaten Venezuela's Democratic 
                Institutions

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                There remains a political and humanitarian crisis in 
                Venezuela due to the continued failure of Nicolas 
                Maduro, Maduro regime officials, and others to support 
                the rule of law. Given the importance to the United 
                States of fostering the functioning of constitutional 
                government and democratic institutions in Venezuela, I 
                have determined that it is in the interest of the 
                United States to take action to restrict and suspend 
                the entry into the United States, as immigrants or 
                nonimmigrants, of senior members of the regime of 
                Nicolas Maduro and others described in this 
                proclamation who formulate, implement, or benefit from 
                policies or actions that undermine or injure 
                Venezuela's democratic institutions or impede the 
                restoration of constitutional government to Venezuela. 
                This suspension is not intended to apply to those who 
                cease these actions and who take concrete steps to help 
                return Venezuela to a functioning, democratic country.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, by the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States of America, including sections 212(f) and 
                215(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) (8 
                U.S.C. 1182(f) and 1185(a)) 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 section 4 of this 
                proclamation, be detrimental to the interests of the 
                United States, and that their entry should be subject 
                to certain restrictions, limitations, and exceptions. I 
                therefore hereby proclaim the following:

                Section 1. Suspension and Limitation on Entry. The 
                entry into the United States, as immigrants or 
                nonimmigrants, of the following persons is hereby 
                suspended:

                    (a) Members of the regime of Nicolas Maduro at the 
                level of Vice Minister, or equivalent, and above;
                    (b) All officers of the Venezuelan military, 
                police, or National Guard at the rank of Colonel, or 
                equivalent, and above;
                    (c) All members of the organization known as the 
                National Constituent Assembly of Venezuela;
                    (d) All other aliens who act on behalf of or in 
                support of the Maduro regime's efforts to undermine or 
                injure Venezuela's democratic institutions or impede 
                the restoration of constitutional government to 
                Venezuela;
                    (e) Aliens who derive significant financial benefit 
                from transactions or business dealings with persons 
                described in subsections (a) through (d) of this 
                section; and
                    (f) The immediate family members of persons 
                described in subsections (a) through (e) of this 
                section.

                Sec. 2. Delegation of Authority to the Secretary of 
                State. Persons covered by section 1 of this 
                proclamation shall be identified by the Secretary of

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                State, or the Secretary's designee, in his or her sole 
                discretion, pursuant to such procedures as the 
                Secretary may establish under section 3 of this 
                proclamation.

                Sec. 3. Implementation of Suspension and Limitation on 
                Entry. The Secretary of State shall implement this 
                proclamation as it applies to visas pursuant to such 
                procedures as the Secretary of State, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of Homeland Security, may establish. 
                The Secretary of Homeland Security shall implement this 
                proclamation as it applies to the entry of aliens 
                pursuant to such procedures as the Secretary of 
                Homeland Security, in consultation with the Secretary 
                of State, may establish.

                Sec. 4. Scope of Suspension and Limitation on Entry. 
                Section 1 of this proclamation shall not apply to:

                    (a) Any lawful permanent resident of the United 
                States;
                    (b) Any individual who has been granted asylum by 
                the United States, any refugee who has already been 
                admitted to the United States, or any individual 
                granted withholding of removal or protection under the 
                Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or 
                Degrading Treatment or Punishment, and nothing in this 
                proclamation shall be construed to affect any 
                individual's eligibility for asylum, refugee status, 
                withholding of removal, or protection under the 
                Convention Against Torture, consistent with the laws 
                and regulations of the United States; and
                    (c) Any person otherwise covered by section 1 of 
                this proclamation, upon determination by the Secretary 
                of State that the person's entry would not be contrary 
                to the interests of the United States, including when 
                the Secretary so determines, based on a recommendation 
                of the Attorney General, that the person's entry would 
                further important United States law enforcement 
                objectives. In exercising this responsibility, the 
                Secretary of State shall consult the Secretary of 
                Homeland Security on matters related to admissibility 
                or inadmissibility within the authority of the 
                Secretary of Homeland Security.

                Sec. 5. Termination. This proclamation 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 
                determination by the Secretary of State shall become 
                effective upon publication in the Federal Register.

                Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) Nothing in this 
                proclamation shall be construed to impair or otherwise 
                affect:

(i) United States Government obligations under applicable international 
agreements;

(ii) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or 
the head thereof; or

(iii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (b) This proclamation shall be implemented 
                consistent with applicable law and subject to the 
                availability of appropriations.
                    (c) This proclamation is not intended to, and does 
                not, create any right or benefit, substantive or 
                procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any 
                party against the United States, its departments, 
                agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or 
                agents, or any other person.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-fifth day of September, in the year of our Lord 
                two thousand nineteen, and of the Independence of the 
                United States of America the two hundred and forty-
                fourth.
                

                    (Presidential Sig.)

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