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[Congressional Record: September 28, 2000 (Senate)]
[Page S9543]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr28se00-179]                         



 
                          RELIEF OF TONY LARA

  The Senate proceeded to consider the bill (S. 2002) for the Relief of 
Tony Lara, which had been reported from the Committee on the Judiciary, 
with an amendment, as follows:
  (Omit the part in black brackets and insert the part printed in 
italic.)

                                S. 2002

       Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
     the United States of America in Congress assembled,

     SECTION 1. PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS FOR TONY LARA.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of 
     section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Tony Lara 
     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 Tony Lara enters the United 
     States before the filing deadline specified in subsection 
     (c), 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 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 are filed with appropriate fees within 2 
     years after the date of enactment of this Act.
       (d) Reduction of Immigrant Visa Number.--Upon the granting 
     of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to [Guy Taylor] 
     Tony Lara, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper 
     officer to reduce by one, 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.

  The committee amendment was agreed to:
  The bill (S. 2002), as amended, was read the third time and passed.

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