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Text of the Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 10, 2008. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 29, 2008 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).

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One Hundred Tenth Congress of the United States of America

2d Session

S. 3606

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To extend the special immigrant nonminister religious worker program and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program Act.

2.

Special immigrant nonminister religious worker program

(a)

Extension

Subclause (II) and subclause (III) of section 101(a)(27)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(C)(ii)) are amended by striking October 1, 2008, both places such term appears and inserting March 6, 2009,.

(b)

Regulations

Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall—

(1)

issue final regulations to eliminate or reduce fraud related to the granting of special immigrant status for special immigrants described in subclause (II) or (III) of section 101(a)(27)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)(C)(ii)); and

(2)

submit a certification to Congress and publish notice in the Federal Register that such regulations have been issued and are in effect.

(c)

Report

Not later than March 6, 2009, the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security shall submit to Congress a report on the effectiveness of the regulations required by subsection (b)(1).

(d)

Effective date

The amendments made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date that the Secretary of Homeland Security submits the certification described in subsection (b)(2) stating that the final regulations required by subsection (b)(1) have been issued and are in effect.

Speaker of the House of Representatives

Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate