This chapter, referred to in text, was in the original “this Act”, meaning Pub. L. 87–510,
Ex. Ord. No. 11077.
By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962 (76 Stat. 121–124; hereinafter referred to as the Act) [this chapter], and as President of the United States, it is ordered as follows:
(1) The functions provided for in Sections 2(a) and 2(b)(1) of the Act [section 2601(a), (b)(1) of this title].
(2) The functions provided for in Section 2(b)(2) of the Act [section 2601(b)(2) of this title], exclusive of so much thereof as is assigned or reserved by the provisions of Section 2(1) of this order.
(3) In connection with functions under the Act assigned to the Secretary of State, the functions provided for in Sections 3(a), 4(b), and 5(a) of the Act [sections 2602(a), 2604, and 2605(a) of this title].
(b) The Secretary of State shall from time to time furnish the President documents appropriate for the discharge by the President of his responsibilities under Section 2(d) of the Act [section 2601(d) of this title].
(c) With due regard for other relevant considerations (including the interests of any other executive agencies which may be concerned), the Secretary of State shall assume the leadership and provide the guidance for assuring that programs authorized under the Act best serve the foreign policy objectives of the United States.
(d) Funds appropriated or otherwise made available to the President for the United States Emergency Refugee and Migration Assistance Fund established by Section 2(c) of the act (22 U.S.C. 2601) shall be deemed to be allocated without further action of the President to the Secretary of State, and the Secretary may allocate or transfer, as appropriate, such funds to any agency, or part thereof, for obligation or expenditure consistent with the provisions of this order, the act, and other applicable law: Provided, That such funds may not be transferred, obligated, or expended until the President shall have made the determinations provided for in Section 2(c)(1) of the act [section 2601(c)(1) of this title], which determinations are reserved to the President, and the designations and determinations provided for in Section 2(b)(2) of the act [section 2601(b)(2) of this title].
(b) The Secretary of State may assign to the head of any executive department or to the head of any other agency of the executive branch of the Government, with the consent of the head of the department or agency concerned, the performance of any function of the Secretary under this order whenever he deems that such action would be advantageous to the Government.
(2) Section 3648 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (31 U.S.C. 529) (advance of funds).
(3) Section 3709 of the Revised Statutes, as amended (41 U.S.C. 5) (competitive bids).
(4) Section 3710 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 8) (opening of bids).
(6) Section 3735 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 13) (contracts limited to one year).
(7) Sections 302–305 of the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act of 1949 (
(8) Section 901(a) of the Merchant Marine Act, 1936 (
(b) It is directed (1) that all waivers of statutes and limitations of authority effected by the foregoing provisions of this section shall be utilized in a prudent manner and as sparingly as may be practical, and (2) that suitable steps shall be taken by the administrative agencies concerned to insure that result, including, as may be appropriate, the imposition of administrative limitations in lieu of waived statutory requirements and limitations of authority.