8 U.S. Code § 1230 - Records of admission

(a) The Attorney General shall cause to be filed, as a record of admission of each immigrant, the immigrant visa required by section 1201 (e) of this title to be surrendered at the port of entry by the arriving alien to an immigration officer.
(b) The Attorney General shall cause to be filed such record of the admission into the United States of each immigrant admitted under section 1181 (b) of this title and of each nonimmigrant as the Attorney General deems necessary for the enforcement of the immigration laws.

Source

(June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title II, ch. 4, § 240C, formerly § 240,66 Stat. 204; renumbered § 240C and amended Pub. L. 104–208, div. C, title III, §§ 304(a)(2), 308(f)(1)(K),Sept. 30, 1996, 110 Stat. 3009–587, 3009–621.)
Amendments

1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–208, § 308(f)(1)(K), substituted “admission” for “entry”.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–208effective, with certain transitional provisions, on the first day of the first month beginning more than 180 days after Sept. 30, 1996, see section 309 ofPub. L. 104–208, set out as a note under section 1101 of this title.
Abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service and Transfer of Functions

For abolition of Immigration and Naturalization Service, transfer of functions, and treatment of related references, see note set out under section 1551 of this title.

 

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