S 561

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 561

For the relief of Ashley Ross Fuller.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 10, 2011

Mr. ENZI (for himself and Mr. BARRASSO) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

For the relief of Ashley Ross Fuller.

    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 ASHLEY ROSS FULLER.

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

    (b) Adjustment of Status- If Ashley Ross Fuller enters the United States before the filing deadline specified in subsection (c), he 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) Waiver of Grounds for Ineligibility for Admission and Removal-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in paragraph (2), and notwithstanding sections 212(a) and 237(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a) and 1227(a)), Ashley Ross Fuller may not be considered to be within a class of aliens ineligible to be admitted to the United States, or a class of deportable aliens, at any time on or after the date of the enactment of this Act on any ground reflected in the records of the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of State as of the date of the enactment of this Act.

      (2) EXCEPTIONS- The waiver provided under paragraph (1) shall not apply to any ground for inadmissibility under section 212(a)(3) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(3)) or any ground for removal under paragraph (2)(D) or (4) of section 237(a) of such Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)).

    (d) Deadline for Application and Payment of Fees- Subsections (a), (b), and (c) shall apply only if Ashley Ross Fuller submits an application for issuance of an immigrant visa or the application for adjustment of status, with appropriate fees, not later than 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.

    (e) Reduction of Immigrant Visa Number- Upon the granting of an immigrant visa or lawful permanent residence to Ashley Ross Fuller, 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 (8 U.S.C. 1153(a)) 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.

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