Summary: S.1698 — 97th Congress (1981-1982)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (10/01/1982)

(Measure passed House, amended)

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to give first or fourth visa preference (sons and daughters of U.S. citizens) to an alien who was fathered by a U.S. citizen after 1950 in Korea, Vietnam, Laos, Kampuchea, or Thailand.

Requires in the case of an alien under 18 years old that sponsorship has been arranged through a licensed welfare agency and that written emigration permission has been given by the mother or guardian.

Requires a five-year financial support guarantee (or until the applicant is 21 years old, whichever is longer) signed by a U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is at least 21 years old and of good moral character. Requires a sponsor to assume legal custody of an applicant under 18 years old until such applicant's eighteenth birthday.

Allows the Attorney General to enforce such guarantee against the sponsor in a civil suit in U.S. district court unless such sponsor dies or is adjudicated bankrupt.