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[Congressional Record: October 3, 2000 (House)]
[Page H8627]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr03oc00-47]                         

                       ZOHREH FARHANG GHAHFAROKHI

  The Clerk called the bill (H.R. 3184) for the relief of Zohreh 
Farhang Ghahfarokhi.
  There being no objection, the Clerk read the bill as follows:

                               H.R. 3184

       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 ZOHREH FARHANG 
                   GHAHFAROKHI.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of 
     section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Zohreh 
     Farhang Ghahfarokhi 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 Zohreh Farhang Ghahfarokhi 
     enters the United States before the filing deadline specified 
     in subsection (c), she 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) 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.
       (d) Reduction of Immigrant Visa Number.--Upon the granting 
     of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to Zohreh Farhang 
     Ghahfarokhi, 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.

  The bill was ordered to be engrossed and read a third time, was read 
the third time, and passed, and a motion to reconsider was laid on the 
table.

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