H.R. 4317 (103rd): To designate temporary protected status under the Immigration and Nationality Act for Rwandan students in the United ...

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103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Apr 28, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 4317 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4317

To designate temporary protected status under the Immigration and Nationality Act for Rwandan students in the United States.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 28, 1994

Mr. KOPETSKI (for himself and Mr. JEFFERSON) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To designate temporary protected status under the Immigration and Nationality Act for Rwandan students in the United States.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DESIGNATION OF TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS FOR RWANDAN STUDENTS.

    (a) DESIGNATION- In accordance with the provisions of this section, Rwanda is hereby designated under section 244A(b)(1)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1254a(b)), but only with respect to eligible aliens under subsection (b).

    (b) ALIENS ELIGIBLE- For the purposes of this section an eligible alien is an alien who--

      (1) is a national of Rwanda (or in the case of an alien having no nationality, is a person who last habitually resided in Rwanda);

      (2) as of April 6, 1994, has been admitted or who has otherwise lawfully attained the status of a nonimmigrant under section 101(15)(F) or 101(15)((M);

      (3) has been continuously physically present in the United States since April 6, 1994;

      (4) is admissible as an immigrant, except as otherwise provided under section 244(c)(2)(A) of such Act and is not ineligible for temporary protected status under section 244A(c)(2)(B) of such Act; and

      (5) registers for temporary protected status in a manner which the Attorney General shall establish.

    (c) PERIOD OF DESIGNATION- The designation under subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act and shall remain in effect for a period of 12 months or until the President certifies that the conditions for designation under section 244A(b)(1)(A) are no longer being met, whichever occurs earlier. The President may extend the period of designation under this section.

    (d) APPLICATION OF IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT PROVISIONS- Except as specifically provided in this section, section 244A and other provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall apply to the designation of temporary protected status under this section.