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Public Law No: 111-293 (12/09/2010)

 
[111th Congress Public Law 293]
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Public Law 111-293
111th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To provide for adjustment of status for certain Haitian orphans paroled 
       into the United States after the earthquake of January 12, 
              2010. <<NOTE: Dec. 9, 2010 -  [H.R. 5283]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Help Haitian 
Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act of 2010. 8 USC 1255 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as--
            (1) the ``Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act 
        of 2010''; or
            (2) the ``Help HAITI Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS FOR CERTAIN HAITIAN ORPHANS.

    (a) In General.--The Secretary of Homeland Security may adjust the 
status of an alien to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent 
residence if the alien--
            (1) was inspected and granted parole into the United States 
        pursuant to the humanitarian parole policy for certain Haitian 
        orphans announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on 
        January 18, 2010, and suspended as to new applications on April 
        15, 2010;
            (2) is physically present in the United States;
            (3) is admissible to the United States as an immigrant, 
        except as provided in subsection (c); and
            (4) <<NOTE: Deadline.>> files an application for an 
        adjustment of status under this section not later than 3 years 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (b) Numerical Limitation.--The number of aliens who are granted the 
status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under this 
section shall not exceed 1400.
    (c) Grounds of Inadmissibility.--Section 212(a)(7)(A) of the 
Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(7)(A)) shall not apply 
to an alien seeking an adjustment of status under this section.
    (d) Visa Availability.--The Secretary of State shall not be required 
to reduce the number of immigrant visas authorized to be issued under 
the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) for any 
alien granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for permanent 
residence under this section.
    (e) Aliens Deemed To Meet Definition of Child.--An unmarried alien 
described in subsection (a) who is under the age of 18 years shall be 
deemed to satisfy the requirements applicable to adopted children under 
section 101(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1101(b)(1)) if--
            (1) the alien obtained adjustment of status under this 
        section; and

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            (2) a citizen of the United States adopted the alien prior 
        to, on, or after the date of the decision granting such 
        adjustment of status.

    (f) No Immigration Benefits for Birth Parents.--No birth parent of 
an alien who obtains adjustment of status under this section shall 
thereafter, by virtue of such parentage, be accorded any right, 
privilege, or status under this section or the Immigration and 
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.).
SEC. 3. COMPLIANCE WITH PAYGO.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with 
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go-Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, provided that 
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

    Approved December 9, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5283:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
            July 20, considered and passed House.
            Aug. 4, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Dec. 1, House concurred in Senate amendment.

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