Executive Order 12172—Iranian Aliens
DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY WITH RESPECT TO ENTRY OF CERTAIN ALIENS
INTO THE UNITED STATES
By virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, 8 USC 1185 and 3 USC 301, it is hereby ordered as follows:
SECTION 1-101. Delegation of Authority. The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are hereby designated and empowered to exercise in respect of Iranians holding nonimmigrant visas, the authority conferred upon the President by section 215(a) (1) of the Act of June 27, 1952 (8 USC 1185), to prescribe limitations and exceptions on the rules and regulations governing the entry of aliens into the United States.
SEC. 1—102. Effective Date. This order is effective immediately.
The White House,
November 26, 1979.
[Filed with the Office of the Federal Register, 10:45 a.m. November 27, 1979]
Jimmy Carter, Executive Order 12172—Iranian Aliens Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/249162