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S. 653: A bill for the relief of Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister.

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 5, 2019 (Introduced).


VI

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 653

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 5, 2019

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

A BILL

For the relief of Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister.

1.

Permanent resident status

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151), Malachy McAllister, Nicola Mc­Al­lis­ter, and Sean Ryan McAllister shall each be eligible for an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence upon filing an application for an immigrant visa under section 204 of such Act or for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident.

(b)

Adjustment of status

If Malachy Mc­Al­lis­ter, Nicola McAllister, or Sean Ryan McAllister enters the United States before the filing deadline described in subsection (d), he or she shall be considered to have entered and remained lawfully in the United States and shall, if otherwise eligible, 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)

Waiver of grounds for removal of, or denial of admission

(1)

In general

Notwithstanding sections 212(a) and 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a) and 1227(a)), Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan Mc­Al­lis­ter may not be removed from the United States, or denied admission to the United States, by reason of any act of any of such individuals that is a ground for removal or denial of admission and 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 deportability, that has been entered against Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, or Sean Ryan McAllister by reason of any act described in paragraph (1).

(d)

Deadline for application and payment of fees

Subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply unless Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister each file an application for an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status, with appropriate fees, not later than two 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 resident status to Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by three, 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 aliens’ birth under section 202(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1152(a)(2)).