H. R. 463
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 4, 2013
Mrs. Black introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to reform the provisions relating to status under section 101(a)(15)(U) of that Act.
Section 101(a)(15)(U) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)(U)) is amended—
by amending clause (ii) to read as follows:
the spouse and children of an alien described in clause (i), if accompanying or following to join the alien; and
in clause (iii),
or attempt, conspiracy, or solicitation to commit any of the
above mentioned crimes;.
Duration of status
Section 214(p)(6) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1184(p)(6)) is amended to read as follows:
Duration of status
The authorized period of status of an alien as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(U) shall be not more than the shorter of 3 years or the period of limitations prescribed in the applicable law governing the criminal activity described in section 101(a)(15)(U)(iii). Such authorized period of status shall be extended upon certification from a Federal, State, or local law enforcement official, prosecutor, judge, or other Federal, State, or local authority investigating or prosecuting criminal activity described in section 101(a)(15)(U)(iii) that the alien's presence in the United States is required to assist in the investigation or prosecution of such criminal activity. The Secretary of Homeland Security may extend, beyond the period authorized under this section, the authorized period of status of an alien as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(U) if the Secretary determines that an extension of such period is warranted due to exceptional circumstances. The Secretary may grant work authorization to any alien who has a pending, bona fide application for nonimmigrant status under section 101(a)(15)(U).
Limitation on adjustment of status
Section 245 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1255) is amended by striking subsection (m).