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S. 2472 (107th): A bill for the relief of Rosemary Bichage.


The text of the bill below is as of May 8, 2002 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


S 2472 IS

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2472

For the relief of Rosemary Bichage.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 8, 2002

Mrs. CARNAHAN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

For the relief of Rosemary Bichage.

    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 ROSEMARY BICHAGE.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Rosemary Bichage 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 Rosemary Bichage 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 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 are filed with appropriate fees within 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act.

    (d) REDUCTION OF IMMIGRANT VISA NUMBER- Upon the granting of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to Rosemary Bichage, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by one, 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.