Summary: H.R.2258 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2258. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/20/2001)

Women Immigrants Safe Harbor Act of 2001 - Amends the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) to exempt battered aliens from the ban on receiving benefits under specified Federal programs, such as Medicaid and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) (titles XIX and XVI of the Social Security Act (SSA)) and other Federal assistance.

Amends: (1) PRWORA concerning the status as qualified alien for nonimmigrant "U" visa holders; and (2) the Immigration and Nationality Act concerning treatment of family-sponsored battered aliens under the public charge provisions of such Act.

Provides that benefits provided to battered aliens are not subject to reimbursement under PRWORA.