Full text of the Attorney General's Order – December 18, 2002:

Published on VDARE.COM on February 26, 2003

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Order No. __

Delegation of Authority to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to Exercise the Powers and Duties of Immigration Officers

By virtue of the authority vested in me as Attorney General, including 28 U.S.C. sections 509, 510 and 533, I hereby direct as follows:

I authorize the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation ("FBI") and, under his direction, Special Agents of the FBI, to exercise the functions of immigration officers for the purpose of (1) investigating, determining the location of, and apprehending any alien who is in the United States in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended, or any other law or regulation relating to visas or the conditions of visas, admission of aliens or the conditions of admission, or the maintenance of status as an immigrant or nonimmigrant or in any category of nonimmigrant; or (2) enforcing any requirement of such statutes or regulations, including but not limited to nonimmigrant aliens subject to special registration under 8 C.F.R. section 246.1(f).

Date: December 18, 2002

Signed: John Ashcroft, Attorney General