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

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Public Law No: 107-185 (05/30/2002)

 
[107th Congress Public Law 185]
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Public Law 107-185
107th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To extend eligibility for refugee status of unmarried sons and daughters 
 of certain Vietnamese refugees. <<NOTE: May 30, 2002 -  [H.R. 1840]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ELIGIBILITY FOR REFUGEE STATUS.

    (a) Eligibility for In-Country Refugee Processing in Vietnam.--For 
purposes of eligibility for in-country refugee processing for nationals 
of Vietnam during fiscal years 2002 and 2003, an alien described in 
subsection (b) shall be considered to be a refugee of special 
humanitarian concern to the United States (within the meaning of section 
207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1157)) and shall be 
admitted to the United States for resettlement if the alien would be 
admissible as an immigrant under the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(except as provided in section 207(c)(3) of that Act).
    (b) Aliens Covered.--An alien described in this subsection is an 
alien who--
            (1) is the son or daughter of a qualified national;
            (2) is 21 years of age or older; and
            (3) was 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.

    (c) Qualified National.--The term ``qualified national'' in 
subsection (b)(1) means a national of Vietnam who--
            (1)(A) was formerly interned in a re-education camp in 
        Vietnam by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam; 
        or
            (B) is the widow or widower of an individual described in 
        subparagraph (A);
            (2)(A) qualified for refugee processing under the Orderly 
        Departure Program re-education subprogram; and
            (B) is or was accepted under the Orderly Departure Program 
        or through the United States Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh 
        City--
                    (i) for resettlement as a refugee; or
                    (ii) for admission to the United States as an 
                immediate relative immigrant; and
            (3)(A) is presently maintaining a residence in the United 
        States or whose surviving spouse is presently maintaining such a 
        residence; or

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            (B) was approved for refugee resettlement or immigrant visa 
        processing and is awaiting departure formalities from Vietnam or 
        whose surviving spouse is awaiting such departure formalities.

    Approved May 30, 2002.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1840:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 107-254 (Comm. on the Judiciary).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 147 (2001):
                                    Oct. 30, considered and passed 
                                        House.
                                                        Vol. 148 (2002):
                                    May 10, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

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