Text: H.R.5691 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/16/2002)


107th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5691


For the relief of Natasha Oligovna Russo and Anya Oligovna.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 16, 2002

Mr. Bachus introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Judiciary


A BILL

For the relief of Natasha Oligovna Russo and Anya Oligovna.

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

SECTION 1. Permanent resident status for Natasha Oligovna Russo and Anya Oligovna.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Natasha Oligovna Russo and Anya Oligovna shall each be eligible for issuance of an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence upon filing an application for issuance of an immigrant visa under section 204 of such Act or for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident.

(b) Adjustment of status.—If Natasha Oligovna Russo or Anya Oligovna enters the United States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (c), she shall be considered to have entered and remained lawfully and shall, if otherwise eligible, be eligible for adjustment of status under section 245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

(c) Deadline for application and payment of fees.—Subsections (a) and (b) shall apply only if the application for issuance of an immigrant visa or the application for adjustment of status is filed with appropriate fees within 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(d) Reduction of immigrant visa number.—Upon the granting of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to Natasha Oligovna Russo and Anya Oligovna, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by 2, during the current or next following fiscal year, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of the country of the aliens’ birth under section 203(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act or, if applicable, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of the country of the aliens’ birth under section 202(e) of such Act.

(e) Denial of preferential immigration treatment for certain relatives.—The natural parents, brothers, and sisters of Natasha Oligovna Russo and Anya Oligovna shall not, by virtue of such relationship, be accorded any right, privilege, or status under the Immigration and Nationality Act.