S 663

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 663

For the relief of Al-Housseynou Ba.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 29, 2011

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


A BILL

For the relief of Al-Housseynou Ba.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.

    (a) In General- Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151), Al-Housseynou Ba shall be eligible for 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 that Act (8 U.S.C. 1154) or for adjustment of status to lawful permanent resident.

    (b) Adjustment of Status- If Al-Housseynou Ba enters the United States before the filing deadline set forth in subsection (c), Al-Housseynou Ba shall be considered to have entered and remained lawfully in the United States and shall be eligible for adjustment to lawful permanent resident 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) Application and Payment of Fees- Subsections (a) and (b) shall apply only if the application for issuance of an immigrant visa or 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 Numbers- Upon granting immigrant visas or lawful permanent resident status to Al-Housseynou Ba, the Secretary of State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by one, during the current or next following fiscal year, the total number of immigrant visas that are made available to natives of the country of birth of Al-Housseynou Ba under section 202(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1152(a)(2)).

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