[Congressional Record: September 17, 2002 (House)]
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ANISHA GOVEAS FOTI
The Clerk called the bill (H.R. 2245) for the relief of Anisha Goveas
There being no objection, the Clerk read the bill as follows:
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 ANISHA GOVEAS FOTI.
(a) In General.--Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of
section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Anisha
Goveas Foti 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 Anisha Goveas Foti 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 Anisha Goveas
Foti, 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
The SPEAKER pro tempore. This concludes the call of the Private
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