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(3) Eligibility Criteria for Admission of Refugees from
Partial text of Public Law 95-624 (Department of Justice Appropriation Au.
thorization Act, Fiscal Year 1979; S. 3151), 92 Stat. 3459, approved Novem. ber 9, 1978
AN ACT To authorize appropriations for the purpose of carrying out the activities
of the Department of Justice for fiscal year 1979, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assemble, That this Act may be cited as the “Department of Justice Appropriation Authorization
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SEC. 16.1 The Attorney General, in consultation with the Congress, shall develop special eligibility criteria under the current United States parole program for Indochina Refugees which would enable a larger number of refugees from Cambodia to qualify for admission to the United States.
18 U.S.C. 1255 note.
(4) Indochina Refugees-Status Adjustment
Partial text of Public Law 95–145 (H.R. 7769), 91 Stat. 1223, approved Octo. ber 28, 1977; amended by Public Law 96-212 (Refugee Act of 1980, S. 643), 94 Stat 102, approved March 17, 1980
AN ACT To authorize the creation of a record of admission for permanent residence
in the cases of certain refugees form Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia, and to amend the Indochina Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1975 to extend the period during which refugee assistance may be provided, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, TITLE I-ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OF INDOCHINA
REFUGEES 1 SEC. 101. That (a) the status of any alien described in subsection (b) of this section may be adjusted by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if
(1) the alien makes an application for such adjustment within six years after the date of enactment of this title;
(2) the alien is otherwise eligible to receive an immigrant visa and is otherwise admissible to the United States for permanent residence, except for the grounds for exclusion specified in paragraph (14), (15), (20), (21), (25), and (32) of section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and
(3) the alien has been physically present in the United States for at least one year.2 (b) The benefits provided by subsection (a) shall apply to any alien who is a native or citizen of Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia and who
(1) was paroled into the United States as a refugee from those countries under section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act subsequent to March 31, 1975, but prior to January 1, 1979; or
(2) was inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States on or before March 31, 1975, and was physically present
in the United States on March 31, 1975. SEC. 102. Upon approval of an application for adjustment of status under section 101 of this title, the Attorney General shall establish a record of the alien's admission for permanent residence as of March 31, 1975, or the date of the alien's arrival in the United States, whichever date is later. . Sec. 103. Any alien determined to be eligible for lawful admission for permanent residence under this title who acquired that status under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act prior to the date of enactment of this title may, upon application, have his admission for permanent residence recorded as of March 31, 1975, or the date of his arrival in the United States, whichever date is later.
18 U.S.C. 1255 note.
2 Sec. 203(i) of the Refugee Act of 1980 (Public Law 96-212; 94 Stat. 108) struck out “two years" and inserted in lieu thereof “one year".
SEC. 104. When an alien has been granted the status of having been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence pursuant to this title, his spouse and children, regardless of nationality, may also be granted such status by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations he may prescribe, if they meet the requirements specified in section 101(a) of this title. Upon approval of the application, the Attorney General shall create a record of the alien's admission for permanent residence as of the date of the record of admission of the alien through whom such spouse and children derive benefits under this section.
Sec. 105. Any alien who ordered, assisted, or otherwise participated in the persecution of any person because of race, religion, or political opinion shall be ineligible for permanent residence under any provision of this title.
ŠEC. 106. When an alien is granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for permanent residence pursuant to the provisions of this title the Secretary of State shall not be required to reduce the number of visas authorized to be issued under the Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Attorney General shall not be required to charge the alien any fee.
SEC. 107. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this title, the definitions contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act shall apply in the administration of this title. Nothing contained in this title shall be held to repeal, amend, alter, modify, effect, or restrict the powers, duties, functions, or authority of the Attorney General in the administration and enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act or any other law relating to immigration, nationality, and naturalization. The fact that an alien may be eligible to be granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for permanent residence under this title shall not preclude him from seeking such status under any other provision of law for which he may be eligible.
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(5) Policy Implementation With Respect to Nationals of the
People's Republic of China Executive Order 12711, April 11, 1990, 55 F.R. 13897, 8 U.S.C. 1157 note
By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and laws of the United States of America, the Attorney General and the Secretary of State are hereby ordered to exercise their authority, including that under the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101-1557), as follows:
Section 1. The Attorney General is directed to take any steps necessary to defer until January 1, 1994, the enforced departure of all nationals of the People's Republic of China (PRC) and their dependents who were in the United States on or after June 5, 1989, up to and including the date of this order (hereinafter “such PRC nationals”).
Sec. 2. The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are directed to take all steps necessary with respect to such PRC nationals (a) to waive through January 1, 1994, the requirement of a valid passport and (b) to process and provide necessary documents, both within the United States and at U.S. consulates overseas, to facilitate travel across the borders of other nations and reentry into the United States in the same status such PRC nationals had upon departure.
Sec. 3. The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are directed to provide the following protections:
(a) irrevocable waiver of the 2-year home country residence requirement that may be exercised until January 1, 1994, for such PRC nationals;
(b) maintenance of lawful status for purposes of adjustment of status or change of nonimmigrant status for such PRC nationals who were in lawful status at any time on or after June 5, 1989, up to and including the date of this order;
*(c) authorization for employment of such PRC nationals through January 1, 1994; and
(d) notice of expiration of nonimmigrant status (if applicable) rather than the institution of deportation proceedings, and explanation of options available for such PRC nationals eligible for deferral of enforced departure whose nonimmigrant status has expired.
Sec. 4. The Secretary of State and the Attorney General are directed to provide for enhanced consideration under the immigration laws for individuals from any country who express a fear of persecution upon return to their country related to that country's policy of forced abortion or coerced sterilization, as implemented by the Attorney General's regulation effective January 29, 1990.
Sec. 5. The Attorney General is directed to ensure that the Immigration and Naturalization Service finalizes and makes public its position on the issue of training for individuals in F-1 visa status
and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(2XA)), whether or not such scientists possess advanced degrees.
(b) REGULATIONS.—The Attorney General shall prescribe regulations to carry out subsection (a).
(c) LIMITATION.-Not more than 750 eligible independent states and Baltic scientists (excluding spouses and children if accompanying or following to join) within the class designated under subsection (a) may be allotted visas under section 203(bX2)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(b)(2XA)).
(d) TERMINATION.—The authority of subsection (a) shall terminate 4 years after the date of enactment of this Act.