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Referred in Senate (07/21/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5532

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 21, 2010

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


AN ACT

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to adopted alien children.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “International Adoption Harmonization Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Modification of adoption age requirements.

Section 101(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(1)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (E)—

(A) by striking “(E)(i)” and inserting “(E)”;

(B) by striking “sixteen” and inserting “eighteen”;

(C) by striking “; or” and inserting a semicolon; and

(D) by striking clause (ii);

(2) in subparagraph (F)—

(A) by striking “(F)(i)” and inserting “(F)”;

(B) by striking “sixteen” and inserting “eighteen”;

(C) by striking “Attorney General” and inserting “Secretary of Homeland Security”; and

(D) by striking clause (ii); and

(3) in subparagraph (G)—

(A) by striking “sixteen” and inserting “eighteen”; and

(B) by striking “Attorney General” each place such term appears and inserting “Secretary of Homeland Security”.

SEC. 3. Harmonizing adoptions between Hague Convention and non-Hague-Convention countries.

Section 212(a)(1)(C)(ii) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(1)(C)(ii)) is amended by striking “section 101(b)(1)(F),” and inserting “subparagraph (F) or (G) of section 101(b)(1),”.

SEC. 4. 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 Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

Passed the House of Representatives July 20, 2010.

Attest: lorraine c. miller,   
Clerk