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H.R. 322 (rh) For the relief of Suchada Kwong. [Reported in House] ...
H. R. 322
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
July 21, 1999
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
For the relief of Suchada Kwong.
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 SUCHADA KWONG.
(a) In General.--Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section
201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, Suchada Kwong shall 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
(b) Adjustment of Status.--If Suchada Kwong enters the United
States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (c), 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
(d) Reduction of Immigrant Visa Number.--Upon the granting of an
immigrant visa or permanent residence to Suchada Kwong, the Secretary
of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by 1, 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 alien's
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 alien's birth under section
202(e) of such Act.
(e) Denial of Preferential Immigration Treatment for Certain
Relatives.--The natural parents, brothers, and sisters of Suchada Kwong
shall not, by virtue of such relationship, be accorded any right,
privilege, or status under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Passed the House of Representatives July 20, 1999.
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