[Congressional Record: October 17, 2002 (Senate)]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
RELIEF OF LINDITA IDRIZI HEATH
The bill (S. 1366) for the relief of Lindita Idrizi Heath was
considered, ordered to be engrossed for a third reading, read the third
time, and passed, 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 LINDITA IDRIZI
(a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 101(b)(1) and
subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and
Nationality Act, Lindita Idrizi Heath 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 that Act or for adjustment of status to
lawful permanent resident.
(b) Adjustment of Status.--If Lindita Idrizi Heath enters
the United States before the filing deadline specified in
subsection (c), Lindita Idrizi Heath 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 is filed with appropriate fees within 2
years after the date of enactment of this Act.
(d) Reduction of Immigrant Visa Numbers.--Upon the granting
of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to Lindita Idrizi
Heath, 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 birth of
Lindita Idrizi Heath 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 birth of Lindita Idrizi Heath under section 202(e)
of that Act.
SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY FOR CITIZENSHIP.
For purposes of section 320 of the Immigration and
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1431; relating to the automatic
acquisition of citizenship by certain children born outside
the United States), Lindita Idrizi Heath shall be considered
to have satisfied the requirements applicable to adopted
children under section 101(b)(1) of that Act (8 U.S.C.
SEC. 3. LIMITATION.
No natural parent, brother, or sister, if any, of Lindita
Idrizi Heath shall, by virtue of such relationship, be
accorded any right, privilege, or status under the
Immigration and Nationality Act.
Share this page
Bookmark this page
The leading immigration law publisher - over 50000 pages of free information!
© Copyright 1995- American Immigration LLC, ILW.COM