Text: H.R.1547 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/05/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1547


For the relief of Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 5, 2019

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


A BILL

For the relief of Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister.

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 Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister 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 Malachy Mc­Al­lis­ter, Nicola McAllister, or Sean Ryan McAllister enters the United States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (d), 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) Waiver of grounds for removal of, or denial of admission to, Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister.—

(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding sections 212(a) and 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister may not be removed from the United States, or denied admission to the United States, by reason of any act of any of such individuals that is a ground for removal or denial of admission and is reflected in the records of the Department of Homeland Security, or the Visa Office of the Department of State, on the date of the enactment of this Act.

(2) RESCISSION OF OUTSTANDING ORDER OF REMOVAL.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall rescind any outstanding order of removal or deportation, or any finding of deportability, that has been entered against Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, or Sean Ryan McAllister by reason of any act described in paragraph (1).

(d) 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.

(e) Reduction of immigrant visa number.—Upon the granting of an immigrant visa or permanent residence to Malachy McAllister, Nicola McAllister, and Sean Ryan McAllister, 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.


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