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One Hundred Sixth Congress
United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Monday, the
twenty-fourth day of January, two thousand
For the relief of Wei Jingsheng.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
Representatives of the United States of America in
SECTION 1. PERMANENT RESIDENCE.
(a) SHORT TITLE- This Act may be cited as the `Wei
Jingsheng Freedom of Conscience Act'.
(b) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding any other provision
of law, for purposes of the Immigration and Nationality
Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.), Wei Jingsheng shall be held
and considered to have been lawfully admitted to the
United States for permanent residence as of the date of
the enactment of this Act upon payment of the required
SEC. 2. REDUCTION OF NUMBER OF AVAILABLE VISAS.
Upon the granting of permanent residence to Wei
Jingsheng as provided in this Act, the Secretary of
State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by one
during the current fiscal year the total number of
immigrant visas available to natives of the country of
the alien's birth under section 203(a) of the
Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(a)).
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.
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