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Text of A bill for the relief of Salah Naji Sujaa.

This bill was introduced on February 26, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2009 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

VI

111th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 494

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 26, 2009

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

For the relief of Salah Naji Sujaa.

1.

Permanent resident status for Salah Naji Sujaa

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151) and section 240 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1229a), Salah Naji Sujaa shall be eligible for issuance of an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence upon filing an application for issuance of an immigrant visa under section 204 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1154) or for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident.

(b)

Adjustment of status

If Salah Naji Sujaa enters the United States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (c), Salah Naji Sujaa shall be considered to have entered and remained lawfully and, if otherwise eligible, shall be eligible for adjustment of status under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255) as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c)

Deadline for Application and Payment of Fees

Subsections (a) and (b) shall apply only if the application for issuance of an immigrant visa or the application for adjustment of status is filed with appropriate fees not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(d)

Reduction of Immigrant Visa Number

Upon the granting of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to Salah Naji Sujaa, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by 1, during the current or next following fiscal year, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of the country of Salah Naji Sujaa’s birth under section 203(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(a)) or, if applicable, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of the country of Salah Naji Sujaa’s birth under section 202(e) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1152(e)).