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H.R. 1794 (105th): For the relief of Mai Hoa “Jasmine” Salehi.

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 21, 1998 (Passed Congress).


H.R.1794

One Hundred Fifth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-eight

An Act

For the relief of Mai Hoa ‘Jasmin’ Salehi.

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

SECTION 1. PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS FOR MAI HOA ‘JASMIN’ SALEHI.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Mai Hoa ‘Jasmin’ Salehi shall be eligible for issuance of an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence upon filing an application for issuance of an immigrant visa under section 204 of such Act or for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident.

    (b) ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS- If Mai Hoa ‘Jasmin’ Salehi enters the United States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (c), she shall be considered to have entered and remained lawfully and shall, if otherwise eligible, be eligible for adjustment of status under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (c) DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION AND PAYMENT OF FEES- Subsections (a) and (b) shall apply only if the application for issuance of an immigrant visa or the application for adjustment of status is filed with appropriate fees within 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (d) REDUCTION OF IMMIGRANT VISA NUMBER- Upon the granting of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to Mai Hoa ‘Jasmin’ Salehi, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by 1, during the current or next following fiscal year, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of the country of the alien’s birth under section 203(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act or, if applicable, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of the country of the alien’s birth under section 202(e) of such Act.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.