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Executive Order 12922

Issued by William J. Clinton on Tuesday 21 June 1994

Blocking Property of Certain Haitian Nationals

Federal Register, Volume 59 Issue 120 (Thursday, June 23, 1994)

[Federal Register Volume 59, Number 120 (Thursday, June 23, 1994)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 94-15498]

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[Federal Register: June 23, 1994]

                Editorial note: For the President's remarks on signing 
                this proclamation, see issue 24 of volume 30 of the 
                Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents.

                Executive Order 12922 of June 21, 1994


Blocking Property of Certain Haitian Nationals

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including the International Emergency Economic 
                Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.), the National 
                Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), section 5 of 
                the United Nations Participation Act of 1945, as 
                amended (22 U.S.C. 287c), and section 301 of title 3, 
                United States Code, and in order to take additional 
                steps with respect to the actions and policies of the 
                de facto regime in Haiti and the national emergency 
                described and declared in Executive Order No. 12775, it 
                is hereby ordered as follows:

                Section 1. Except to the extent provided in 
                regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may 
                hereafter be issued pursuant to this order, all 
                property and interests in property of:

                (a) any Haitian national resident in Haiti; or

                (b) any other person subject to the blocking provisions 
                of Executive Order Nos. 12775, 12779, 12853, 12872, or 
                12914 and Haitian citizens who are members of the 
                immediate family of any such person, as identified by 
                the Secretary of the Treasury;

                that are in the United States, that hereafter come 
                within the United States, or that are or hereafter come 
                within the possession or control of United States 
                persons, including their overseas branches, are 
                blocked. This section shall not apply to property of 
                nongovernmental organizations engaged in the provision 
                of essential humanitarian assistance in Haiti or in the 
                conduct of refugee and migration operations in Haiti, 
                as identified by the Secretary of the Treasury. 
                Payments and transfers previously authorized by 
                Executive Order No. 12920 of June 10, 1994, may 
                continue to be made in a manner directed by the 
                Secretary of the Treasury.

                Sec. 2. Any transaction by a United States person that 
                evades or avoids, or has the purpose of evading or 
                avoiding, or attempts to violate, any of the 
                prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

                Sec. 3. For the purposes of this order:

                    (a) The term ``Haitian national'' means a citizen 
                of Haiti or an entity organized under the laws of 
                    (b) The definitions contained in section 3 of 
                Executive Order No. 12779 apply to the terms used in 
                this order.

                Sec. 4. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation 
                with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to 
                take such actions, including the promulgation of rules 
                and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to me 
                by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and 
                the United Nations Participation Act, as may be 
                necessary to carry out the purposes of this order. The 
                Secretary of the Treasury may redelegate any of these 
                functions to other officers and agencies of the United 
                States Government. All agencies of the United States 
                Government are hereby directed to take all appropriate 
                measures within their authority to carry out the 
                provisions of this order, including suspension or 
                termination of licenses or other authorizations in 
                effect as of the effective date of this order.

                Sec. 5. Nothing contained in this order shall create 
                any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable by any party against the United States, its 
                agencies or instrumentalities, its officers or 
                employees, or any other person.

                Sec. 6.

                    (a) This order shall take effect at 10:09 p.m., 
                eastern daylight time on June 21, 1994.
                    (b) This order shall be transmitted to the Congress 
                and published in the Federal Register.

                    (Presidential Sig.)>

                    10:09 p.m.

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    June 21, 1994.

[FR Doc. 94-15498
Filed 6-22-94; 11:33 am]
Billing code 3195-01-M

Revoked by: EO 12932, October 14, 1994;; ; See: Notice, September 30, 1994; 59 FR 51066

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