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Ferschke Bill (S.1774)

Ferschke Bill (S.1774)

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Published by: Jim Webb on Dec 02, 2010
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 VI
111
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
S. 1774
For the relief of Hotaru Nakama Ferschke.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
O
CTOBER
13, 2009Mr. W
EBB
(for himself, Mr. A 
LEXANDER
, Mr. C
ORKER
, and Mr. U
DALL
of Colorado) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referredto the Committee on the Judiciary 
A BILL
For the relief of Hotaru Nakama Ferschke.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS FOR HOTARU
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NAKAMA FERSCHKE.
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(a) I
N
G
ENERAL
.—Notwithstanding subsections (a)
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and (b) of section 201 of the Immigration and Nationality 
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 Act, Hotaru Nakama Ferschke shall be eligible for
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issuance of an immigrant visa or for adjustment of status
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to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent resi-
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dence upon filing an application for issuance of an immi-
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S 1774 IS
grant visa under section 204 of such Act or for adjustment
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of status to lawful permanent resident.
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(b) A 
DJUSTMENT OF
S
TATUS
.—If Hotaru Nakama
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Ferschke enters the United States before the filing dead-
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line specified in subsection (c), she shall be considered to
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have entered and remained lawfully and shall, if otherwise
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eligible, be eligible for adjustment of status under section
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245 of the Immigration and Nationality Act as of the date
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of the enactment of this Act.
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(c) D
EADLINE FOR
 A 
PPLICATION AND
P
 AYMENT OF
 
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F
EES
.—Subsections (a) and (b) shall apply only if the ap-
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plication for issuance of an immigrant visa or the applica-
12
tion for adjustment of status is filed with appropriate fees
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 within 2 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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(d) R
EDUCTION OF
I
MMIGRANT
 V 
ISA 
N
UMBER
.—
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Upon the granting of an immigrant visa or permanent res-
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idence to Hotaru Nakama Ferschke, the Secretary of 
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State shall instruct the proper officer to reduce by 1, dur-
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ing the current or next following fiscal year, the total num-
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 ber of immigrant visas that are made available to natives
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of the country of the alien’s birth under section 203(a)
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of the Immigration and Nationality Act or, if applicable,
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the total number of immigrant visas that are made avail-
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