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Central American Security Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act to identify and register certain Central Americans residing in the United States.

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03/17/2003Introduced in House

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05/05/2003Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
03/17/2003Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Action By: House of Representatives
03/17/2003Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Judiciary03/17/2003 Referred to
House Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security, and Claims05/05/2003 Referred to

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Introduced in House (03/17/2003)

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.