Full Title
AN ACT REGULATING THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS TO DEPORT, EXCLUDE, EXPEL, OR REPATRIATE FOREIGNERS.
Date of Approval
January 31, 1912

Other Details

Issuance Category
Legislative Issuance Type

Official Gazette

Official Gazette Source
Official Gazette vol. 10 no. 9 page 282 (2/28/1912)

Full Text of Issuance

[ Act No. 2113, February 01, 1912 ]

AN ACT REGULATING THE AUTHORITY OF THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL OF THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS TO DEPORT, EXCLUDE, EXPEL, OR REPATRIATE FOREIGNERS.

Whereas it has been decided that the Governor-General of the Philippine Islands has authority to deport, expel, exclude, or repatriate foreigners, by due process of law;Whereas there is no law at present in the Philippine Islands which determines or defines such process of law;Whereas it is necessary and advisable for the individual security of all residents of these Islands clearly to fix said process of law: Now thereforeBy authority of the United States, be it enacted by the Philippine Legislature, that:SECTION 1. Hereafter the Governor-General of the Philippine Islands may not deport, expel, exclude, or repatriate from said Islands any foreigners residing therein without prior investigation made by said Executive or his authorized agents, in which the person or persons whose deportation, expulsion, exclusion, or repatriation is contemplated, and their counsel and witnesses, shall be given a hearing. Such persons shall be informed of any charges which there may be against them, and shall be granted a period of time not less than three days to prepare their defense and shall be given an opportunity to cross-examine the witnesses for the prosecution: Provided, That this Act shall not be construed as authorizing the extra├▒amiento, destierro, deportation, or any other form of expulsion from the Islands of Filipinos.SEC. 2. All Acts and legal provisions legally incompatible herewith are hereby repealed.SEC. 3. The public good requiring the speedy enactment of this bill, the same shall take effect on its passage, in accordance with section one of Act Numbered Nineteen hundred and forty-five of the Philippine Legislature.Enacted, February 1, 1912.

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