[Code of Federal Regulations]
[Title 28, Volume 1]
[Revised as of July 1, 2008]
From the U.S. Government Printing Office via GPO Access
[CITE: 28CFR0.53]

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                    TITLE 28--JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION
 
                    CHAPTER I--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE
 
PART 0_ORGANIZATION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE--Table of Contents
 
                     Subpart J_Civil Rights Division
 
Sec. 0.53  Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair Employment 

Practices.

    (a) The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration Related Unfair 
Employment Practices shall be headed by a Special Counsel for 
Immigration Related Unfair Employment Practices (``Special Counsel''). 
The Special Counsel shall be appointed by the President for a term of 
four years, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, pursuant 
to section 102 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as 
amended. The Office of Special Counsel shall be part of the Civil Rights 
Division of the Department of Justice, and the Special Counsel shall 
report directly to the Assistant Attorney General, Civil Rights 
Division.
    (b) In carrying out his or her responsibilities under the 
Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, as amended, the Special 
Counsel is authorized to:
    (1) Investigate charges of immigration-related unfair employment 
practices filed with the Office of Special Counsel and, when 
appropriate, file complaints with respect to those practices before 
specially designated administrative law judges within the Office of the 
Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, U.S. Department of Justice;
    (2) Intervene in proceedings involving complaints of immigration-
related unfair employment practices that are brought directly before 
such administrative law judges by parties other than the Special 
Counsel;
    (3) Conduct, on his or her own initiative, investigations of 
immigration-related unfair employment practices and, where appropriate, 
file complaints with respect to those practices before such 
administrative law judges;
    (4) Conduct, handle, and supervise litigation in U.S. District 
Courts for judicial enforcement of orders of administrative law judges 
regarding immigration-related unfair employment practices;
    (5) Initiate, conduct, and oversee activities relating to the 
dissemination of information to employers, employees, and the general 
public concerning immigration-related unfair employment practices;
    (6) Establish such regional offices as may be necessary;
    (7) Perform such other functions as the Assistant Attorney General, 
Civil Rights Division shall direct; and
    (8) Delegate to any of his or her subordinates any of the authority, 
functions, or duties vested in him or her.

[Order No. 2078-97, 62 FR 23658, May 1, 1997]