Summary: H.R.1840 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/30/2001)

Extends through FY 2003 authority to process in-country certain unmarried sons and daughters of qualified Vietnamese nationals for U.S. admission as refugees of special humanitarian concern. Requires such an alien to be at least 21 years old, and to have been unmarried as of the date of acceptance of the alien's parent for resettlement under the Orderly Departure Program or through the United States Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City (Consulate).

Defines "qualified national" as a Vietnamese national who: (1) was interned in a reeducation camp by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam, or is the widow or widower of such a person; (2) qualified and is or was accepted under the Orderly Departure Program or through the Consulate for U.S. admission as a refugee or immediate relative status immigrant; and (3) is presently maintaining a U.S. residence, or is awaiting departure formalities from Vietnam.