A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America: Suspension of Entry As Immigrants and Nonimmigrants (10/11/00)
                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary
                       (Philadelphia, Pennslyvania)


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For Immediate Release                                           October 11,
2000




            SUSPENSION OF ENTRY AS IMMIGRANTS AND NONIMMIGRANTS
           OF PERSONS IMPEDING THE PEACE PROCESS IN SIERRA LEONE

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             BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

                              A PROCLAMATION


     In light of the longstanding political and humanitarian crisis in
Sierra Leone, I have determined that it is in the interests of the United
States to restrict the entry into the United States as immigrants and
nonimmigrants of certain foreign nationals who plan, engage in, or benefit
from activities that support the Revolutionary United Front or that
otherwise impede the peace process in Sierra Leone, and the spouses,
children of any age, and parents of such persons.

     NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM J. CLINTON, by the power vested in me as
President by the Constitution and the laws of the Untied States of America,
including section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as
amended (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,
hereby find that the unrestricted immigrant and non-immigrant entry into
the United States of persons described in section 1 of this proclamation
would, except as provided for in section 2 or 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 and
nonimmigrants of persons who plan, engage in, or benefit from activities
that support the Revolutionary United Front or that otherwise impede the
peace process in Sierra Leone, and the spouses, children of any age, and
parents of such persons, is hereby suspended.

     Sec. 2.  Section 1 shall not apply with respect to any person
otherwise covered by section 1 where the entry of such person would not be
contrary to the interests of the United States.

     Sec. 3.  Persons covered by sections 1 and 2 shall be identified
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 obligations under applicable international agreements.

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

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

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





                                   WILLIAM J. CLINTON






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