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Executive Order on Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Situation in Nicaragua
whitehouse.gov ^ | 11/27/2018 | white house

Posted on 11/27/2018 5:59:31 PM PST by bitt

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. 1182(f)), and section 301 of title 3, United States Code,

I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that the situation in Nicaragua, including the violent response by the Government of Nicaragua to the protests that began on April 18, 2018, and the Ortega regime’s systematic dismantling and undermining of democratic institutions and the rule of law, its use of indiscriminate violence and repressive tactics against civilians, as well as its corruption leading to the destabilization of Nicaragua’s economy, constitutes an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States, and I hereby declare a national emergency to deal with that threat. I hereby determine and order:

Section 1. (a) All property and interests in property that are in the United States, that hereafter come within the United States, or that are or hereafter come within the possession or control of any United States person of the following persons are blocked and may not be transferred, paid, exported, withdrawn, or otherwise dealt in: any person determined by the Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State:

(i) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged or attempted to engage in, any of the following:

(A) serious human rights abuse in Nicaragua;

(B) actions or policies that undermine democratic processes or institutions in Nicaragua;

(C) actions or policies that threaten the peace, security, or stability of Nicaragua;

(D) any transaction or series of transactions involving deceptive practices or corruption by, on behalf of, or otherwise related to the Government of Nicaragua or a current or former official of the Government of Nicaragua, such as the misappropriation of public assets or expropriation of private assets for personal gain or political purposes, corruption related to government contracts, or bribery;

(ii) to be a leader or official of an entity that has, or whose members have, engaged in any activity described in subsection (a)(i) of this section or of an entity whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order;

(iii) to be an official of the Government of Nicaragua or to have served as an official of the Government of Nicaragua at any time on or after January 10, 2007;

(iv) to have materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services in support of:

or

in property are blocked pursuant to this order; or

of, directly or indirectly, any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order.

(b) The prohibitions in subsection (a) of this section apply except to the extent provided by statutes, or in regulations, orders, directives, or licenses that may be issued pursuant to this order, and notwithstanding any contract entered into or any license or permit granted prior to the date of this order.

Sec. 2. The unrestricted immigrant and nonimmigrant entry into the United States of aliens determined to meet one or more of the criteria in section 1 of this order would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, and the entry of such persons into the United States, as immigrants or nonimmigrants, is hereby suspended, except where the Secretary of State determines that the person’s entry is in the national interest of the United States. Such persons shall be treated as persons covered by section 1 of Proclamation 8693 of July 24, 2011 (Suspension of Entry of Aliens Subject to United Nations Security Council Travel Bans and International Emergency Economic Powers Act Sanctions).

Sec. 3. I hereby determine that the making of donations of the type of articles specified in section 203(b)(2) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(2)) by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to section 1 of this order would seriously impair my ability to deal with the national emergency declared in this order, and I hereby prohibit such donations as provided by section 1 of this order.

Sec. 4. The prohibitions in section 1 of this order include:

(a) the making of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services by, to, or for the benefit of any person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order; and

(b) the receipt of any contribution or provision of funds, goods, or services from any such person.

Sec. 5. (a) Any transaction that evades or avoids, has the purpose of evading or avoiding, causes a violation of, or attempts to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

(b) Any conspiracy formed to violate any of the prohibitions set forth in this order is prohibited.

Sec. 6. For the purposes of this order:

(a) the term “person” means an individual or entity;

(b) the term “entity” means a partnership, association, trust, joint venture, corporation, group, subgroup, or other organization;

(c) the term “United States person” means any United States citizen, permanent resident alien, entity organized under the laws of the United States or any jurisdiction within the United States (including foreign branches), or any person in the United States; and

(d) the term “Government of Nicaragua” means the Government of Nicaragua, any political subdivision, agency, or instrumentality thereof, including the Central Bank of Nicaragua, and any person owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, the Government of Nicaragua.

Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.

Sec. 8. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to take such actions, including promulgating rules and regulations, and to employ all powers granted to the President by IEEPA as may be necessary to implement this order. The Secretary of the Treasury may, consistent with applicable law, redelegate any of these functions within the Department of the Treasury. All agencies of the United States Government shall take all appropriate measures within their authority to carry out the provisions of this order.

Sec. 9. The Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the Secretary of State, is hereby authorized to submit the recurring and final reports to the Congress on the national emergency declared in this order, consistent with section 401(c) of the NEA (50 U.S.C. 1641(c)) and section 204(c) of IEEPA (50 U.S.C. 1703(c)).

Sec. 10. (a) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to an executive department or agency, or the head thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

(b) This order shall be implemented consistent with applicable law and subject to the availability of appropriations.

(c) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

DONALD J. TRUMP

THE WHITE HOUSE, November 27, 2018.


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KEYWORDS: caravan; centralamerica; executiveorder; nicaragua
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1 posted on 11/27/2018 5:59:31 PM PST by bitt
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To: Whenifhow; null and void; aragorn; EnigmaticAnomaly; kalee; Kale; 2ndDivisionVet; azishot; ...

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2 posted on 11/27/2018 6:00:02 PM PST by bitt ("Let justice be done though the heavens fall".)
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To: bitt

Take all Soros’ stuff. That should more than pay for the wall.


3 posted on 11/27/2018 6:02:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Democracy dies when Democrats refuse to accept the result of a democratic election they didn't win.)
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To: bitt

Soros the target??


4 posted on 11/27/2018 6:06:57 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: bitt

Can somebody explain to me what this means?

Nicaragua, which is basically a puppet of Cuba (which also controls Venezuela), is definitely behind a lot of the “caravan” and other disruptive stuff. I think a lot of Latin American countries, especially Honduras, would love to see it brought down or at least weakened.


5 posted on 11/27/2018 6:07:48 PM PST by livius
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To: livius

“Can somebody explain to me what this means?”

As I read it, he’s freezing Nicaraguan assets here in this country.


6 posted on 11/27/2018 6:10:29 PM PST by vette6387
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To: vette6387

and anyone /thing else that is ‘threatening’ our borders??


7 posted on 11/27/2018 6:12:21 PM PST by bitt ("Let justice be done though the heavens fall".)
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To: vette6387

and anyone /thing else that is ‘threatening’ our borders??


8 posted on 11/27/2018 6:12:25 PM PST by bitt ("Let justice be done though the heavens fall".)
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To: bitt

Sounds like there is some creative action being formulated and put into effect at the justice department. Let’s hope there’s more coming.


9 posted on 11/27/2018 6:13:25 PM PST by HighSierra5
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To: bitt

That’s all good, but where’s the bounty offer on the head of that Nazi traitor bastard Soros ? ?

As little as $1MM and a pre-authorized pardon oughta do the trick easily enough.


10 posted on 11/27/2018 6:21:33 PM PST by tomkat
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To: ps

.. paging Henry Bowman ..


11 posted on 11/27/2018 6:22:20 PM PST by tomkat
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To: tomkat

As little as $1MM and a pre-authorized pardon oughta do the trick easily enough.


What’s with the “MM” after the 1? One “M” should be enough. Unless it is meant for stutterers, as in “M-Million”. Or some other word, like “Million Mula”, or “Mega Million”.

Dumb.


12 posted on 11/27/2018 6:27:01 PM PST by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (Z)
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To: bitt

No coverage in the media of communist thuggery. No surprises, walk on, nothing to see here.


13 posted on 11/27/2018 6:28:03 PM PST by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981

In certain industries, “M” connotes a thousand, and “MM” connotes a million. I understood what the poster was saying, it was not dumb. Your reply was.


14 posted on 11/27/2018 6:29:37 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981
abbreviation for million

An apology is immaterial.

15 posted on 11/27/2018 6:33:54 PM PST by tomkat
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To: livius

Ortega is sanctioning hit squads against his enemies - one is a family friend - a Catholic priest who is the head of the Jesuit University in Nicaragua.


16 posted on 11/27/2018 6:41:31 PM PST by QBFimi (It is not your responsibility to finish the work of perfecting the world... Tarfon)
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To: bitt

Does this mean that we will be taking in more Nicaraguan refugees escaping the Ortega regime?


17 posted on 11/27/2018 6:45:41 PM PST by oincobx
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To: TADSLOS; Tennessee Nana

ping


18 posted on 11/27/2018 6:56:19 PM PST by Liz (Our side has 8 trillion bullets; the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.)
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To: Liz

GOOD. Add the following to the list:

Honduras

Guatemala

El Salvador

Mexico

Cuba

Venezuela


19 posted on 11/27/2018 7:06:32 PM PST by TADSLOS (Six out of seven dwarfs aren’t happy.)
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To: bitt
and anyone /thing else that is ‘threatening’ our borders??

If so, that means we can freeze the assets of all Democrats. 8>)

20 posted on 11/27/2018 7:32:21 PM PST by Robert DeLong
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