decided.: June 7, 1949.
UNITED STATES EX REL. LEE WO SHING
WATKINS, DIST. DIRECTOR OF IMMIGRATION.
Before CHASE, CLARK, and DOBIE, Circuit Judges.
The appellant is a native citizen of China who last entered the United States at the Port of New York on July 22, 1943, as a member of the crew of the S.S. "Glenbeg" and there deserted his ship. In 1947, he was arrested on a warrant charging him with being illegally in this country and, after a hearing on November 17, 1947, before a Presiding Inspector of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, his deportation was recommended. The Acting Commissioner of Immigration and Naturalization then ordered his deportation and this order was affirmed by the Board of Immigration Appeals. On his petition, a writ of habeas corpus was thereafter issued which was dismissed upon hearing and this appeal followed.
The sole question raised by this appeal is whether the hearing given the appellant before he was ordered deported was unlawful because it was not before an examiner appointed as provided in Section 11 of the Federal Administrative Procedure Act of 1946, 5 U.S.C.A. § 1010, and not conducted in accordance with the provisions of that Act. Following our decision in Azzollini et al. v. Watkins, 2 Cir., 172 F.2d 897, we hold that the above statute does not apply.
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