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S. 2493 (107th): Uniting Families Act of 2002


The text of the bill below is as of May 9, 2002 (Introduced). The bill was not enacted into law.


S 2493 IS

107th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2493

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a limited extension of the program under section 245(i) of that Act.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

May 9, 2002

Mr. DASCHLE (for himself, Mr. KENNEDY, and Mr. DODD) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a limited extension of the program under section 245(i) of that Act.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Uniting Families Act of 2002’.

SEC. 2. LIMITED EXTENSION OF SECTION 245(i) PROGRAM.

    (a) EXTENSION OF FILING DEADLINE- Section 245(i)(1)(B)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255(i)(1)(B)(i)) is amended by striking ‘on or before April 30, 2001’ and inserting ‘on or before April 30, 2003’.

    (b) EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN INADMISSIBLE AND DEPORTABLE ALIENS- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall not apply to any alien who is--

      (1) inadmissible under section 212(a)(3), or deportable under section 237(a)(4), of the Immigration and Nationality Act (relating to security and related grounds); or

      (2) deportable under section 237(a)(1)(G) of such Act (relating to marriage fraud).

    (c) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to applicants for adjustment of status who are beneficaries of petitions for classification or applications for labor certifications filed before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act.