< Back to H.R. 15183 (89th Congress, 1965–1966)
Text of the An Act to adjust the status of Cuban refugees to that of lawful permanent residents of the United States
This bill was enacted on November 2, 1966. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 2, 1966 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).
80 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 89-732-NOV. 2, 1966 1161 Public Law 89-732 AN A C T November 2, 1966 TH R 151831 To adjust the status of Cuban refugees to that of lawful permanent residents — ! i of the United States, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Set\ate and Hou-ne of Rem-esientatives of the United States of America in Congress assemhled. That, notwithstand- '^^^ustmlntl.T' iiig the provisions of section 245(c) of the Immif^ration and Nation- status. ality Act, the status of any alien who is a native or citizen of Cuba rus*c*i25^5. and who has been inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States subsequent to January 1, 1959 and has been physically present in the United States for at least two years, may be adjusted by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent res.dence if the alien makes an application for such adjustment, and the alien is eligible to receive an immigrant visa and is admissible to tJte United States for permanent residence. I'pon approval of such ait application for adjustment of status, the Attorney General shall create a record of the alien's admission for permanent residence as of a date thirty months prior to the filing of such an application or the date of his last arrival into the United States, whichever date is later. The provisions of this Act shall be applicable to the spouse and child of any alien described in this subsection, regardless of their citizenship and place of birth, who are residing with such alien in the United States. SEC. 2. In the case of any alien described in section 1 of this Act who, prior to the effective date thereof, has been lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence, the Attorney General shall, upon application, record his admission for permanent residence as of the date the alien originally arrived in the United States as a nonimmigrant or as a parolee, or a date thirty months prior to the date of enactment of this Act, whichever date is later. SEC. 3. Section 13 of the Act entitled "An Act to amend the Immi- gration and Nationality Act, and for other purposes", approved Octo- ber 3, 1965 (Public Law 89-236), is amended by adding at the end 8 use 1255. thereof the following new subsection: "(c) Nothing contained in subsection (b) of this section shall be construed to affect the validity of any application for adjustment under section 245 filed with the Attorney General prior to December 1, 1965, which Avould have been valid on that date; but as to all such applications the statutes or parts of statutes repealed or amended by this Act are, unless otherwise specifically provided therein, continued in force and effect." SEC. 4, Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Act, the definitions contained in section 101 (a) and (b) of the Immigration ^ "^^ ^^^'' and Nationality Act shall apply in the administration of this Act. Nothing contained in this Act shall be held to repeal, amend, alter, modify, affect, oi* I'estrict the ])owers, duties, funclions, or authority of the Attorney (ieneral in the administration and enforcement of the Inmiigration and Nationality Act or any other law relating to immi- gration, nationality, or naturalization. Approved November 2, 1966.