H.R.822 - A bill to provide for a General Accounting Office investigation and report on conditions of displaced Salvadorans, to provide certain rules of the House of Representatives and of the Senate with respect to review of the report, to provide for the temporary stay of detention and deportation of certain Salvadorans.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Moakley, John Joseph [D-MA-9] (Introduced 01/30/1985)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary; Rules|
|Committee Reports:||H.Rept 99-755 Part 1; H.Rept 99-755 Part 2|
|Latest Action:||09/16/1986 Placed on Union Calendar No: 502. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.822 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Bill Information (Except Text)
(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 99-755 (Part I))
Reported to House amended, Part I (08/06/1986)
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.