Text: H.R.3190 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3190


For the relief of Christopher William Gard, Constance Rhoda Keely Yates, and Charles Matthew William Gard.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 11, 2017

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


A BILL

For the relief of Christopher William Gard, Constance Rhoda Keely Yates, and Charles Matthew William Gard.

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 Christopher William Gard, Constance Rhoda Keely Yates, and Charles Matthew William Gard.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Christopher William Gard, Constance Rhoda Keely Yates, and Charles Matthew William Gard 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 Christopher William Gard, Constance Rhoda Keely Yates, or Charles Matthew William Gard enters the United States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (c), he or 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 Christopher William Gard, Constance Rhoda Keely Yates, and Charles Matthew William Gard, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by 3, 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 Christopher William Gard, Constance Rhoda Keely Yates, and Charles Matthew William Gard shall not, by virtue of such relationship, be accorded any right, privilege, or status under the Immigration and Nationality Act.