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H.R. 2794: For the relief of Andres Magana Ortiz.

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 6, 2017 (Introduced).

V

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2794

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 6, 2017

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

A BILL

For the relief of Andres Magana Ortiz.

1.

Permanent resident status for Andres Magana Ortiz

(a)

In General

Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Andres Magana Ortiz 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 or for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident.

(b)

Adjustment of Status

If Andres Magana Ortiz enters the United States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (d), he shall be considered to have entered and remained lawfully and shall, if otherwise eligible, be eligible for adjustment of status under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c)

Waiver of Grounds for Removal or Denial of Admission

(1)

In general

Notwithstanding sections 212(a) and 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Andres Magana Ortiz may not be removed from the United States, denied admission to the United States, or considered ineligible for lawful permanent residence in the United States by reason of any ground for removal or denial of admission that is reflected in the records of the Department of Homeland Security or the Visa Office of the Department of State on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2)

Rescission of outstanding order of removal

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall rescind any outstanding order of removal or deportation, or any finding of inadmissibility or deportability, that has been entered against Andres Magana Ortiz by reason of any ground described in paragraph (1).

(d)

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 within 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(e)

Reduction of Immigrant Visa Number

Upon the granting of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to Andres Magana Ortiz, 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 the alien’s birth under section 203(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act or, if applicable, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of the country of the alien’s birth under section 202(e) of such Act.

(f)

Denial of Preferential Immigration Treatment for Certain Relatives

The natural parents, brothers, and sisters of Andres Magana Ortiz shall not, by virtue of such relationship, be accorded any right, privilege, or status under the Immigration and Nationality Act.