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H.R. 379 (105th): For the relief of Larry Errol Pieterse.


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


H.R.379

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 Larry Errol Pieterse.

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

SECTION 1. WAIVER OF GROUNDS FOR REMOVAL OF, OR DENIAL OF ADMISSION TO, LARRY ERROL PIETERSE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding section 212(a)(2)(A) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and notwithstanding paragraphs (1)(A) and (2)(B) of section 241(a) of such Act (before redesignation as section 237(a) of such Act by section 305(a) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996), Larry Errol Pieterse may not be removed or deported from the United States or denied admission to the United States by reason of any offense for which he received a full pardon from the Governor of Florida prior to January 1, 1992.

    (b) RESCISSION OF OUTSTANDING ORDER OF REMOVAL OR DEPORTATION- The Attorney General shall rescind any outstanding order of removal or deportation, or any finding of deportability or removability, that has been entered against Larry Errol Pieterse by reason of any offense for which he received a full pardon from the Governor of Florida prior to January 1, 1992.

    (c) PERMANENT RESIDENCE STATUS- Notwithstanding any order terminating the status of Larry Errol Pieterse as an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, for purposes of the Immigration and Nationality Act he shall be considered lawfully admitted for permanent residence as of November 3, 1981, and such status shall be considered not to have changed between such date and the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (d) ESTABLISHMENT OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER- Notwithstanding section 101(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, any offense for which Larry Errol Pieterse received a full pardon from the Governor of Florida prior to January 1, 1992, may not be considered in determining whether he is, or during any period has been, a person of good moral character for purposes of such Act.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.