IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
June 25, 2009
Ms. Klobuchar (for herself, Ms. Landrieu, Mr. Inhofe, Mr. Feingold, and Mr. Durbin) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To restore immunization and sibling age exemptions for children adopted by United States citizens under the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption to allow their admission into the United States.
Exemption from vaccination documentation requirement
Section 212(a)(1)(C)(ii) of the Immigration
and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(1)(C)(ii)) is amended by striking
section 101(b)(1)(F), and inserting
subparagraph (F) or
(G) of section 101(b)(1);.
Section 101(b)(1)(G) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)(G)) is amended—
in clause (i), by striking
and at the end;
in clause (ii), by striking the period at
the end and inserting
by adding at the end the following:
subject to the same provisos as in clause (i), if the child—
is a natural sibling of a child described in clause (i), subparagraph (E)(i), or subparagraph (F)(i);
has been adopted abroad, or is coming to the United States for adoption, by the adoptive parent (or prospective adoptive parent) or parents of the sibling described in clause (i), subparagraph (E)(i), or subparagraph (F)(i); and
is otherwise described in clause (i), except that the child is younger than 18 years of age at the time a petition is filed on his or her behalf for classification as an immediate relative under section 201(b).