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Public Law No: 110-242 (06/03/2008)

 
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Public Law 110-242
110th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To make technical corrections to section 1244 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008, which provides special immigrant 
   status for certain Iraqis, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: June 3, 
                          2008 -  [S. 2829]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 8 USC 1157 note.>> TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO 
                              PROVISION GRANTING SPECIAL IMMIGRANT 
                              STATUS FOR CERTAIN IRAQIS.

    Section 1244(c) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181) <<NOTE: Ante, p. 397.>> is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (1), by striking ``each of the five years 
        beginning after the date of the enactment of this Act'' and 
        inserting ``fiscal years 2008 through 2012''; and
            (2) in paragraph (3)--
                    (A) in subparagraph (A)--
                          (i) in the subparagraph heading, by striking 
                      ``one through four'' and inserting ``2008 through 
                      2011''; and
                          (ii) by striking ``one through four'' and 
                      inserting ``2008 through 2011''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (B)--
                          (i) in the matter preceding clause (i)--
                                    (I) in the subparagraph heading, by 
                                striking ``five and six'' and inserting 
                                ``2012 and 2013'';
                                    (II) by striking ``the fifth fiscal 
                                year beginning after the date of the 
                                enactment of this Act'' and inserting 
                                ``fiscal year 2012''; and
                                    (III) by striking ``the sixth fiscal 
                                year beginning after such date'' and 
                                inserting ``fiscal year 2013''; and
                          (ii) in each of clauses (i) and (ii), by 
                      striking ``the fifth fiscal year'' and inserting 
                      ``fiscal year 2012''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: 8 USC 1101 note.>> AUTHORITY TO CONVERT PETITIONS 
                    DURING TRANSITION PERIOD.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Homeland Security or the Secretary 
of State may convert an approved petition for special immigrant status 
under section 1059 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal 
Year 2006 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) with respect to which a visa under such 
section 1059 is not immediately available to an approved petition for 
special immigrant status under section 1244 of the National Defense 
Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (Public Law 110-181) 
notwithstanding any requirement of subsection (a) or (b) of such section 
1244 but subject to the

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numerical limitations applicable under subsection (c) of such section 
1244, as amended by this Act.
    (b) Duration.--The authority under subsection (a) shall be available 
only with respect to petitions filed before October 1, 2008.

    Approved June 3, 2008.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2829:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 154 (2008):
            Apr. 28, considered and passed Senate.
            May 19, 21, considered and passed House.

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