Text: H.R.4275 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 4275 IH
102d CONGRESS
2d Session
 H. R. 4275
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a nonimmigrant
status for the spouses of aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
February 19, 1992
Mr. VANDER JAGT introduced the following bill; which was referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary
A BILL
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish a nonimmigrant
status for the spouses of aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. NONIMMIGRANT STATUS FOR SPOUSES OF LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT ALIENS.
  (a) IN GENERAL- Section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act
  (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)) is amended--
  (1) by striking `or' at the end of subparagraph (Q),
  (2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (R) and inserting
  `; or', and
  (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:
  `(S) an alien who is outside the United States and who is the spouse of
  an alien who (i) is lawfully admitted for permanent residence and (ii)
  has filed an application under section 203(a) with respect to the spouse
  for preference status under section 203(a)(2), and the minor children if
  accompanying the spouse, subject to the conditions described in section
  214(j)(1).'.
  (b) CONDITIONS OF ENTRY; TERMINATION OF STATUS IN CASE OF TERMINATION OF
  MARRIAGE- Section 214 of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1184) is amended by adding at
  the end the following new subsection:
  `(j)(1) With respect to an alien admitted as a nonimmigrant under section
  101(a)(15)(S), the following conditions apply:
  `(A) The alien is not authorized to be employed in the United States.
  `(B) The alien is required to report to the Attorney General periodically
  in a manner specified by the Attorney General.
This paragraph shall not be construed as preventing such an alien from
pursuing a course of study at an institution of education while present in
the United States.
  `(2) An alien admitted as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(S) is
  considered, for purposes of section 241(a)(1)(C)(i), to have failed to
  maintain the nonimmigrant status in which the alien was admitted if the
  alien is no longer the spouse or minor child of an alien lawfully admitted
  for permanent residence.
  `(3) An alien, by virtue of admission under section 101(a)(15)(S), shall
  not be considered to be residing permanently in the United States under
  color of law.'.