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Reported to House amended, Part I (08/06/1986)

(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 99-755 (Part I))

Title I: General Accounting Office Investigation and Report - Directs the General Accounting Office (GAO) to begin an investigation, within 60 days of enactment of this Act, concerning the situation of displaced nationals of El Salvador, including determinations of those Salvadorans in Central America, unlawfully in the United States, or returned from the United States to El Salvador. Includes within such investigation a comparison of other instances of extended voluntary departure. Requires a report to the Congress within one year.

Title II: Congressional Review - Requires that such report be referred to the appropriate committees for hearings (within 90 days) and committee reports (within 270 days).

Title III: Temporary Stay of Deportation - Prohibits the detention and deportation to El Salvador of Salvadoran nationals who have been continuously present in the United States since before November 7, 1985, and who have not committed crimes for a period beginning on the date of enactment of this Act until 270 days after GAO has submitted its report.

Requires such Salvadorans to agree in writing to leave upon the expiration of the suspension of deportation period.

States that this stay of deportation period shall not be counted as a period of physical presence for suspension of deportation purposes.

States that such Salvadorans shall not: (1) be considered to be permanently residing in the United States; or (2) be eligible for Federal assistance.