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(d) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—[Omitted.] SEC. 7. MAINTAINING FUNDING LEVEL OF MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM.

(a) MAINTAINING FUNDING LEVEL.–Subject to the availability of appropriations, the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement shall not reduce the maximum average Federal contribution level per refugee in the matching grant program and shall not increase the percentage grantee matching requirement under that program below the level or above the percentage, in effect under the program for grants in fiscal year 1985.

(b) MATCHING GRANT PROGRAM.—The “matching grant program" referred to in subsection (a) is the voluntary agency program which is known as the matching grant program and is funded under section 412(c) of the Immigration and National ity Act. SEC. 8. TARGETED ASSISTANCE PROJECT GRANTS.

(a) SPECIFIC AUTHORIZATION FOR TARGETED ASSISTANCE PROJECT GRANTS.—[Omitted; added paragraph (2) to § 412(c).]

(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT.—[Omitted.] SEC. 9. CASH AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

(a) CLARIFICATION OF DISQUALIFICATION FROM CASH ASSISTANCE FOR REFUGEES REFUSING OFFERS OF EMPLOYMENT OR TRAINING.—[Omitted; added subparagraph (C) to $ 412(e)2).]

(b) CONSIDERATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND ASSISTANCE OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES.—[Omitted; added paragraph (8) to § 412(e).]

(c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The amendments made by subsection (a) of this section shall apply to aliens entering the United States as refugees on or after the first day of the first calendar quarter that begins more than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 10. PERMITTING COVERAGE OF CERTAIN DEPENDENT REFUGEES UNDER ALTERNATIVE

PROJECTS. [Omitted; added sentence at the end of § 412(e)(7)(A).] SEC. 11. REFUGEES COVERED BY ANNUAL REPORT.

[Amended § 413(a)(2)(A).] SEC. 12. PROHIBITING USE OF BLOCK OR CONSOLIDATED GRANTS.

[Omitted; added subparagraphs (B) and (C) to $ 412(a)(4).] SEC. 13. ASSISTANCE TO STATES AND COUNTIES FOR INCARCERATION OF CERTAIN CUBAN NA.

TIONALS. [Omitted; added subsections (f) and (g) to § 412.]

G. CUBAN POLITICAL PRISONERS AND IMMIGRANTS (Title VII of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the

Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1988, as contained in § 101(a) of Public Law 100-202, December 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329-40)

TITLE VII—CUBAN POLITICAL PRISIONERS AND IMMIGRANTS

SEC. 701. This title may be cited as “Cuban Political Prisioners and Immigrants”.

Sec. 702. 1 (a) PROCESSING OF CERTAIN CUBAN POLITICAL PRISONERS AS REFUGEES.In light of the announcement of the Government of Cuba on November 20, 1987, that it would reimplement immediately the agreement of December 14, 1984, establishing normal migration procedures between the United States and Cuba, on and after the date of the enactment of this Act, consular officer(s) of the Department of State and appropriate officers of the Immigration and Naturalization Service shall, in accordance with the procedures applicable to such cases in other countries, process any application for admission to the United States as a refugee from any

This section is virtually identical to, and duplicative of, § 903 of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989 (Pub. L. 100-204, 101 Stat. 1401, Dec. 22, 1987), shown in Appendix II.E.

Cuban national who was imprisoned for political reasons by the Government of Cuba on or after January 1, 1959, without regard to the duration of such imprisonment, except as may be necessary to reassure the orderly process of available applicants.

(b) PROCESSING OF IMMIGRANT VISA APPLICATIONS OF CUBAN NATIONALS IN THIRD COUNTRIES.—Notwithstanding section 212(f) and section 243(g) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, on and after the date of the enactment of this Act, consular officers of the Department of State shall process immigrant visa applications by nationals of Cuba located in third countries on the same basis as immigrant visa applications by nationals of other countries. (c) DEFINITIONS.—For purposes of this section:

(1) The term “process” means the acceptance and review of applications and the preparation of necessary documents and the making of appropriate determinations with respect to such applications.

(2) The term “refugee” has the meaning given such term in section 101(a)(42) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

IV. CURRENT OR RECENT ALIEN ADJUSTMENT PROVISIONS

A. CUBAN ADJUSTMENT

(Public Law 89-732, November 2, 1966, as Amended)

That, notwithstanding the provisions of section 245(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act the status of any alien who is a native or citizen of Cuba and who has been inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States subsequent to January 1, 1959 and has been physically present in the United States for at least one year, may be adjusted by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if the alien makes an application for such adjustment, and the alien is eligible to receive an immigrant visa and is admissible to the United States for permanent residence. Upon approval of such an application for adjustment of status, the Attorney General shall create a record of the alien's admission for permanent residence as of a date thirty months prior to the filing of such an application or the date of his last arrival into the United States, whichever date is later. The provisions of this Act shall be applicable to the spouse and child of any alien described in this subsection, regardless of their citizenship and place of birth, who are residing with such alien in the United States.

SEC. 2. In the case of any alien described in section 1 of this Act who, prior to the effective date thereof, has been lawfully admitted into the United States for permanent residence, the Attorney General shall

, upon application, record his admission for permanent residence as of the date the alien originally arrived the United States as a nonimmigrant or as a parolee, or a date thirty months prior to the date of enactment of this Act, whichever date is later.

[Section 3 amended § 13 of Pub. L. 89-236 (8 U.S.C. 1255(c)); omitted as executed.]

SEC. 4. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this Act, the definitions contained in section 101 (a) and (b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall apply in the administration of this Act. Nothing contained in this Act shall be held to repeal, amend, alter, modify, affect, or restrict the powers, duties, functions, or authority of the Attorney General in the administration and enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act or any other law relating to immigation nationality, or naturalization.

Sec. 5. The approval of an application for adjustment of status to that of lawful permanent resident of the United States pursuant to the provisions of section 1 of this Act shall not require the Secretary of State to reduce the number of visas authorized to be issued in any class in the case of any alien who is physically present in the United States on or before the effective date of the Immigration and Nationality Act Amendments of 1976.

B. INDOCHINA REFUGEE ADJUSTMENT

(Title I of Public Law 95–145, October 28, 1977)

TITLE I-ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OF INDOCHINA REFUGEES Sec. 101. That (a) the status of any alien described in subsection (b) of this section may be adjusted by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may prescribe, to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if

(1) the alien makes an application for such adjustment (by October 28, 1983] within six years after the date of enactment of this title;

(2) the alien is otherwise eligible to receive an immigrant visa and is otherwise admissible to the United States for permanent residence, except for the grounds for exclusion specified in paragraphs (14), (15), (20), (21), (25), and (32) of section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and

(3) the alien had been physically present in the United States for at least one year. (b) The benefits provided by subsection (a) shall apply to any alien who is a native or citizen of Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia and who

(1) was paroled into the United States as a refugee from those countries under section 212(dx5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act subsequent to March 31, 1975, but prior to January 1, 1979; or

(2) was inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States on or before March 31, 1975, and was physically present in the United States on March 31,

1975. Sec. 102. Upon approval of an application for adjustment of status under section 101 of this title, the Attorney General shall establish a record of the alien's admission for permanent residence as of March 31, 1975, or the date of the alien's arrival in the United States, whichever date is later.

Sec. 103. Any alien determined to be eligible for lawful admission for permanent residence under this title who acquired that status under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act prior to [October 28, 1977] the date of enactment of this title may, upon application, have his admission for permanent residence recorded as of March 31, 1975, or the date of his arrival in the United States, whichever date is later.

Sec. 104. When an alien has been granted the status of having been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence pursuant to this title, his spouse and children, regardless of nationality, may also be granted such status by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations he may pre scribe, if they meet the requirements specified in section 101(a) of this title. Upon approval of the application, the Attorney General shall create a record of the alien's admission for permanent residence as of the date of the record of admission of the alien through whom such spouse and children derive benefits under this section.

Sec. 105. Any alien who ordered, assisted, or otherwise participated in the perse cution of any person because of race, religion, or political opinion shall be ineligible for permanent residence under any provision of this title.

Sec, 106. When an alien is granted the siatus of having been lawfully admitted for permanent residence pursuant to the provisions of this title the Secretary of State shall not be required to reduce the number of visas authorized to be issued under the Immigration and Nationality Act, and the Attorney General shall not be required to charge the alien any fee.

Sec. 107. Except as otherwise specifically provided in this title, the definitions contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act shall apply in the administration of this title. Nothing contained in this tit shall be held to repeal, amend, alter, modify, effect, or restrict the powers, duties, functions, or authority of the Attorney General in the administration and enforcement of the Immigration and Nationality Act or any other law relating to immigration, nationality, and naturalization. The fact that an alien may be eligible to be granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for permanent residence under this title shall not preclude him from seeking such status under any other provision of law for which he may be eligible.

C. CONDITIONAL ENTRANTS ADJUSTMENT

(Former $8 203(a)(7), 203(g), and 203(h)) Section 203(a)(7) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, before April 1, 1980, provided for conditional entry as follows:

(7) Conditional entries shall next be made available by the Attorney General, pursuant to such regulations as he may prescribe and in a number not to exceed 6 per centum of the number specified in section 201(a), to aliens who satisfy an Immigration and Naturalization Service officer at an examination in any non-Communist or non-Communist-dominated country, (A) that (i) because of persecution or fear of persecution on account of race, religion, or political opinion they have fled (I) from any Communist or Communist-dominated country or area, or (II) from any country

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