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[Congressional Record: October 17, 2002 (Senate)]
[Page S10772]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr17oc02pt2-126]                         



 
                     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:

                                S. 1366

       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 
                   HEATH.

       (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. 
     1101(b)(1)).

     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.

                          ____________________






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