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S. 1104 (110th): An act to increase the number of Iraqi and Afghani translators and interpreters who may be admitted to the United States as special immigrants, and for other purposes.


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 12, 2007 (Passed the Senate).


110th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1104

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To increase the number of Iraqi and Afghani translators and interpreters who may be admitted to the United States as special immigrants.

1.

Special immigrant status for certain aliens serving as translators or interpreters with Federal agencies

(a)

Increase in numbers admitted

Section 1059 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (b)(1)—

(A)

in subparagraph (B), by striking as a translator and inserting , or under Chief of Mission authority, as a translator or interpreter;

(B)

in subparagraph (C), by inserting the Chief of Mission or after recommendation from; and

(C)

in subparagraph (D), by inserting the Chief of Mission or after as determined by; and

(2)

in subsection (c)(1), by striking section during any fiscal year shall not exceed 50. and inserting the following: “section—

(A)

during each of the fiscal years 2007, 2008, and 2009, shall not exceed 500; and

(B)

during any other fiscal year shall not exceed 50.

.

(b)

Aliens exempt from employment-based numerical limitations

Section 1059(c)(2) of such Act is amended—

(1)

by amending the paragraph heading to read as follows:

(2)

Aliens exempt from employment-based numerical limitations

; and

(2)

by inserting and shall not be counted against the numerical limitations under section 201(d), 202(a), and 203(b)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151(d), 1152(a), and 1153(b)(4)) before the period at the end.

(c)

Adjustment of status

Section 1059 of such Act is further amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and

(2)

by inserting after subsection (c) the following:

(d)

Adjustment of status

Notwithstanding paragraphs (2), (7) and (8) of section 245(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255(c)), the Secretary of Homeland Security may adjust the status of an alien to that of a lawful permanent resident under section 245(a) of such Act if the alien—

(1)

was paroled or admitted as a nonimmigrant into the United States; and

(2)

is otherwise eligible for special immigrant status under this section and under the Immigration and Nationality Act.

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Passed the Senate April 12, 2007.

Secretary.