Summary: H.R.4037 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4037. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (03/20/2002)

Central American Security Act - Amends the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act to: (1) extend permanent resident status adjustment provisions to qualifying Salvadoran, Guatemalan, and Honduran nationals; and (2) revise the application filing deadline.

Permits certain pending applications filed by Salvadoran or Guatemalan nationals to be converted to an application for status adjustment under the Act.

Amends the Act 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.

States that applicants for relief: (1) shall not be granted a waiver from any security or criminal background investigation required by the Act; and (2) shall submit fingerprints to the appropriate Federal agencies.

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