There is one summary for H.R.2999. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (10/01/1999)

Fairness for Permanent Residents Act of 1999 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the Attorney General to cancel the removal of specified permanent resident aliens who have been convicted of an aggravated felony that would not have been an aggravated felony prior to the passage of specified provisions of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 or the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996.

Directs the Attorney General to establish a process for discretionary waiver of inadmissibility or deportation of specified aliens under similar circumstances as above.

Authorizes the supervised release of certain aliens from detention pending removal decisions. Subjects such decision (by the Attorney General) to administrative review only. Authorizes not more than three months' additional detention for inadmissible or criminal aliens deemed to be a risk in order to allow for removal negotiations between the United States and a foreign nation. Revises related release provisions.