S 337

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 337

For the relief of Sali Bregaj and Mjaftime Bregaj.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 14, 2011

Mr. CRAPO introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

For the relief of Sali Bregaj and Mjaftime Bregaj.

    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 SALI BREGAJ AND MJAFTIME BREGAJ.

    (a) In General- Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151), Sali Bregaj and Mjaftime Bregaj 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 (8 U.S.C. 1154) or for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident.

    (b) Adjustment of Status- If Sali Bregaj and Mjaftime Bregaj enter the United States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (c), they 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 (8 U.S.C. 1255) 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 applications for issuance of an immigrant visa or the application for adjustment of status are filed with appropriate fees not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (d) Reduction of Immigrant Visa Number- Upon the granting of immigrant visas or permanent resident status to Sali Bregaj and Mjaftime Bregaj, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by 2, during the current or next following fiscal year, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of Albania under section 203(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(a)) or, if applicable, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of Albania under section 202(e) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1153(e)).

    (e) Denial of Preferential Immigration Treatment for Certain Relatives- The natural parents, brothers, and sisters of Sali Bregaj and Mjaftime Bregaj shall not, by virtue of such relationship, be accorded any right, privilege, or status under the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.).

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