One Hundred Tenth Congress of the United States of America
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Thursday, the third day of January, two thousand and eight
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
To extend the special immigrant nonminister religious worker program and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as
Special Immigrant Nonminister Religious Worker Program
Special immigrant nonminister religious worker program
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
Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall—
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
submit a certification to Congress and publish notice in the Federal Register that such regulations have been issued and are in effect.
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).
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