Summary: S.3095 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/21/2000)

Latino and Immigrant Fairness Act of 2000 - Title I: Central American and Haitian Parity Act - Central American and Haitian Parity Act of 2000 - Amends the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (Act) to: (1) extend permanent resident status adjustment provisions to qualifying Salvadoran, Guatemalan, Honduran, and Haitian nationals; and (2) extend the application filing deadline.

Permits certain pending applications filed by Salvadoran or Guatemalan nationals under the Act or Haitian nationals under the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 to be converted to an application for status adjustment under the Act.

Amends such Acts to: (1) authorize the Attorney General to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility; and (2) provide for issuance of immigrant visas to certain spouses and children.

Provides for the limited reopening of certain orders of deportation, exclusion, or removal by certain Haitian, Cuban, or Nicaraguan nationals.

Title II: Adjustment of Status of Other Aliens - Makes certain aliens from the Soviet Union, Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Roumania, Hungary, Bulgaria, Albania, East Germany, Yugoslavia, and Liberia residing in the United States eligible for status adjustment as applicable under the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act.

Title III: Restoration of Section 245(i) Adjustment of Status Benefits - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the restriction that only aliens with preference petitions or labor certifications filed by January 14, 1998, are eligible to adjust to permanent resident status without leaving the United States if they entered without inspection or fall within one of other specified classes (including aliens accepting unauthorized employment and aliens not maintaining legal nonimmigrant status).

Title IV: Extension of Registry Benefits - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to extend registry benefits to aliens who entered the United States prior to January 1, 1986.