H. R. 5888
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 25, 2006
Mrs. Wilson of New Mexico introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that an individual may file an orphan petition for at least 2 years after approval of an advanced processing application.
This Act may be cited as the
Families Adopt Orphans Act.
Extension of time to file orphan petition
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall ensure that any covered individual may file an orphan petition for at least 2 years after the approval of the individual's advanced processing application.
Fees and requirements
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall not require a covered individual who timely files an orphan petition to pay any fees or complete any requirements that—
the individual has already paid or completed in conjunction with the advanced processing application; or
are contingent on the amount of time that elapses between the approval of the advanced processing application and the filing of the orphan petition.
The Secretary of Homeland Security shall not require any person who was a covered individual on the date of enactment of this Act to pay any fee for the timely filing of an orphan petition, unless that fee was required at the time the advanced processing application was approved.
In this section:
covered individual means any individual whose advanced
processing application was approved on or after January 1, 2005.
orphan petition means the Petition to Classify Orphan as an
Immediate Relative or such form that is a successor to that form.
advanced processing application means the Application for
Advance Processing of Orphan Petition or such form that is a successor to that