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within the general area of the Middle East, and (ii) are unable or unwilling to return to such country or area on account of race, religion, or political opinion, and (iii) are not nationals of the countries or areas in which their application for conditional entry is made; or (B) that they are persons uprooted by catastrophic natural calamity as defined by the President who are unable to return to their usual place of abode. For the purpose of the foregoing the term "general area of the Middle East” means the area between and including (1) Libya on the west, (2) Turkey on the north. (3) Pakistan on the east, and (4) Saudi Arabia and Ethopia on the south: Provided, That immigrant visas in a number not exceeding one-half the number specified in this paragraph may be made available, in lieu of conditional entries of a like number, to such aliens who have been continuously physically present in the United States for a period of at least two years prior to application for adjustment of status.

Sections 203 (g) and (h) of the Immigration and Nationality, which were repealed by section 203(c)(8) of the Refugee Act of 1980 (Pub. L. 96-212, Mar. 17, 1980, 94 Stat. 107), effective Apr. 1, 1980, provided as follows, for the adjustment of status of conditional entrants under former section 203(a)(7) of the Act (shown above):

(g) Any alien who conditionally entered the United States as a refugee, pursuant to subsection (a)(7) of this section, whose conditional entry has not been terminated by the Attorney General pursuant of such regulations as he may prescribe, who has been in the United States for at least one year, and who has not acquired permanent residence, shall forthwith return or be returned to the custody of the Immigration and Naturalization Service and shall thereupon be inspected and examined for admission into the United States, and his case dealt with in accordance with the provisions of sections 235, 236, and 237 of this Act.

(h) Any alien who, pursuant to subsection (g) of this section, is found, upon inspection by the immigration officer or after hearing before a special inquiry officer, to be admissible as an immigrant under this Act at the time of his inspection and examination, except for the fact that he was not and is not in possession of the documents required by section 212(a)(20), shall be regarded as lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence as of the date of his arrival.

Section 5 of Pub. L. 95-412 (Oct. 5, 1978, 92 Stat. 909), as amended, provides as follows:

Sec. 5. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any refugee, not otherwise eligible for retroactive adjustment of status, who was or is paroled into the United States by the Attorney General pursuant to section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act before April 1, 1980, shall have his status adjusted pursuant to the provisions of section 203(g) and (h) of the Act.

Section 204(c)(1) of the Refugee Act of 1980 provides: (c)(1) The repeal of subsections (g) and (h) of section 203 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, made by section 203(c)(8) of this title, shall not apply with respect to any individual who before April 1, 1980, was granted a conditional entry under section 203(a)(7) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (and under section 202(e)(7) of such Act, if applicable), as in effect immediately before such date, and it shall not apply to any alien paroled into the United States before April 1, 1980, who is eligible for the benefits of section 5 of Public Law 95-412.

Section 204(c)(3) of that Act, shown in Appendix III.D., provided for waiver of certain exclusionary standards for adjustment of status of refugees.

D. VIRGIN ISLANDS NONIMMIGRANT ALIEN ADJUSTMENT ACT OF 1982

(Public Law 97-271, Sept. 30, 1982; 8 U.S.C. 1255 note, as amended

by the Immigration Act of 1990)

SHORT TITLE AND FINDINGS

SECTION 1. (a) This Act may be cited as the “Virgin Islands Nonimmigrant Alien Adjustment Act of 1982". (b) Congress finds (1) that in order to eliminate the uncertainty and insecurity of aliens who—

(A) legally entered the Virgin Islands of the United States as nonimmigrants for employment under the temporary alien labor program,

(B) have continued to reside in the Virgin Islands for long periods (some for as long as twenty years), and

(C) have contributed to the economic, social, and cultural development of the Virgin Islands and have become an integral part of the society of the

Virgin Islands, it is necessary and equitable to provide for the orderly adjustment of their immigration status to that of permanent resident aliens; and (2) because

(A) the Congress has special responsibility and authority with respect to the territories and the establishment of immigration policy, and

(B)(i) the Virgin Islands is a small and densely populated insular territory with limited resouces,

(ii) most of the aliens eligible for benefits under section 2 of this Act are natives of islands in the Caribbean and have relatives residing in such islands, and such relatives, if they were permitted to immigrate to the United States, are likely to settle in the Virgin Islands, and

(iii) the admission of a significant number of these relatives would have a severe and detrimental impact on the limited health, education, housing,

and other services available in the Virgin Islands, there is a necessary and compelling need to prevent a secondary migration of a significant number of such relatives to the Virgin Islands.

ADJUSTMENT OF IMMIGRATION STATUS Sec. 2. (a) The status of any alien described in subsection (b) may be adjusted by the Attorney General, in his discretion and under such regulations as he may pre scribe, to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if the alien

(1) makes application for such adjustment during the one-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this Act,

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

(3) is physically present in the Virgin Islands of the United States at the

time of filing such application for adjustment. If such an alien has filed such an application and is or becomes deportable for failure to maintain nonimmigrant status, the Attorney General shall defer the deportation of the alien until final action is taken on the alien's application for

adjustment. (b) The benefits provided by subsection (a) apply to any alien who

(1) was inspected and admitted to the Virgin Islands of the United States either as a nonimmigrant alien worker under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii) of the Act or as a spouse or minor child of such worker, and

(2) has resided continuously in the Virgin Islands of the United States since June 30, 1975. (c)(1) The numerical limitations described in sections 201(a) and 202 of the Act shall not apply to an alien's adjustment of status under this section. Such adjustment of status shall not result in any reduction in the number of aliens who may acquire the status of an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence under the Act.

(2) The Secretary of State, in his discretion and after consultation with the Secretary of the Interior and the Governor of the Virgin Islands of the United States, may limit the number of immigrant visas that may be issued in any fiscal year to aliens with respect to whom second preference petitions (filed by aliens who have had their status so adjusted) are approved.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no alien shall be eligible to receive an immigrant visa (or to otherwise acquire the status of an alien lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence

(A) by virtue of a fourth or fifth preference petition filed by an individual who had his status adjusted under this section unless the individual establishes to the satisfaction of the Attorney General that exceptional and extremely unusual hardship exists for permitting the alien to receive such visa (or otherwise acquire such status); or

(B) by virture of a second preference petition filed by an individual who was admitted to the United States as an immigrant by virtue of an immediate relative petition filed by the son or daughter of the individual, if that son or daugh

ter had his or her status adjusted under this section. (4) For purposes of this subsection, the terms "second preference petition", "fourth preference petition", "fifth preference petition", and“immediate relative petition" mean, in the case of an alien, a petition filed under section 204(a) of the Act to grant preference status to the alien by reason of the relationship described in section 203(a)(2), 203(a)(4), 203(a)(5), or 201(b), respectively, of the Act (as in effect i before October 1, 1991) or by reason of the relationship described in section 203(a)(2), 203(aX3), or 203(a)(4), or 201(b)(2/A/i), respectively, of such Act (as in effect on or after such date).

(d) Except as otherwise specifically provided in this section, the definitions contained in the Act shall apply in the administration of this section. Nothing contained in this Act 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 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 section shall not preclude him from seeking such status under any other provision of law for which he may be eligible.

TERMINATION OF TEMPORARY WORKER PROGRAM IN THE VIRGIN ISLANDS SEC. 3. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, on and after the date of the enactment of this Act the Attorney General shall not approve any petition filed under section 214(c) of the Act in the case of importing any alien as a nonimmigrant under section 101(a)(15)(H)(ii) of such Act for employment in the Virgin Islands of the United States other than for employment as an entertainer or as an athlete and for a period not exceeding forty-five days.

IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND REPORT

SEC. 4. The Secretaries of Health and Human Services, Education, Housing and Urban Development, Labor, and the Interior, and the Attorney General, in consultation with officials of the Government of the Virgin Islands of the United States and within such amounts as may otherwise be available through appropriations, shall jointly assess the impact on the Government of the Virgin Islands of providing health, education, housing, and other social services to individuals whose status is adjusted under section 2 of this Act (and to relatives of such individuals who enter the Virgin Islands as a result of such adjustment) and the need for assistance to the Government of the Virgin Islands to assist it in meeting the needs of these individuals and relatives. They shall, within one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, report to the President and the Congress on the results of their assessment and on any recommendations for changes in legislation which may be appropriate.

E. CUBAN/HAITIAN ADJUSTMENT

(§ 202 of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public

Law 99-603, as amended by $ 2(i) of the Immigration Technical Corrections Amendments of 1988 (Pub. L. 100-525))

SEC. 202. CUBAN-HAITIAN ADJUSTMENT.

(a) ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.—The status of any alien described in subsection (b) may be adjusted by the Attorney General, in the Attorney General's discretion and

i § 162(e)6) of the Immigration Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-649, Nov. 29, 1990, 104 Stat. 5011) inserted the matter beginning with "(as in effect".

under such regulations as the Attorney General may prescribe, to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if

(1) the alien applies for such adjustment within two years after the date of the enactment of this Act;

(2) the alien is otherwise eligible to receive an immigrant visa and is otherwise admissible to the United States for permanent residence, except in determining such admissibility the grounds for exclusion specified in paragraphs (14), (15), (16), (17), (20), (21), (25), and (32) of section 2121 a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act shall not apply and the Attorney General may, in his discre tion, waive the ground for exclusion specified in paragraph (19) of such section;

(3) the alien is not an alien described in section 243ih 2) of such Act;

(4) the alien is physically present in the United States on the date the application for such adjustment is filed; and

15 the alien has continuously resided in the United States since January 1, 1982 bi ALIENS ELIGIBLE FOR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.—The benefits provided by subsection (a) shall apply to any alien

(1) who has received an immigration designation as a Cuban/Haitian Entrant (Status Pending) as of the date of the enactment of this Act, or

(2) who is a national of Cuba or Haiti, who arrived in the United States before January 1, 1982, with respect to whom any record was established by the Immigration and Naturalization Service before January 1, 1982, and who (unless the alien filed an application for asylum with the Immigration and Naturalization Service before January 1, 1982) was not admitted to the United States as a non

immigrant. cc NO AFFECT ON FASCELL-STONE BENEFITS.-An alien who, as of the date of the enactment of this Act, is a Cuban and Haitian entrant for the purpose of section 501 of Public Law 96-422 shall continue to be considered such an entrant for such purpose without regard to any adjustment of status effected under this section.

dRECORD OF PERMANENT RESIDENCE AS OF JANUARY 1, 1982.–Upon approval of an alien's application for adjustment of status under subsection (a), the Attorney General shall establish a record of the alien's admission for permanent residence as of January 1, 1982

lej NO OFFSET IN NUMBER OF VISAS AVAILABLE-When an alien is granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for permanent residence pursuant to this section, the Secretary of State shall not be required to reduce the number of immigrant 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.

f APPLICATION OF IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT PROVISIONS.—Except as otherwise specifically provided in this section, the definitions contained in the Immigration and Nationality Act shall apply in the administration of this section. Nothing contained in this section 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 such Act or any other law relating to immigration, nationality, or naturalization. The fact that an alien may be eligible to be granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for permanent residence under this section shall not preclude the alien from seeking such status under any other provision of law for which the alien may be eligible.

F. EVD ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

(Title IX of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the

Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriation Act, 1988, as contained in $ 101a of Public Law 100-202, 101 Stat. 1329-43, De cember 22, 1987 1

* For identical, duplicative provision se fan of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 98 and 1949 Pub L 100-94 shown in Appendix II.E.

TITLE IX-ADJUSTMENT TO LAWFUL RESIDENT STATUS OF CERTAIN NA

TIONALS OF COUNTRIES FOR WHICH EXTENDED VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE

Sec. 901. This title may be cited as “Adjustment to Lawful Resident Status of Certain Nationals of Countries for Which Extended Voluntary Departure Has Been Made Available".

Sec. 902 (a) ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.—The status of any alien who is a national of a foreign country the nationals of which were provided (or allowed to continue in) “extended voluntary departure" by the Attorney General on the basis of a nationality group determination at any time during the 5-year period ending on November 1, 1987, shall be adjusted by the Attorney General to that of an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence if the alien

(1) applies for such adjustment within two years after the date of the enactment of this Act;

(2) establishes that (A) the alien entered the United States before July 21, 1984, and (B) has resided continuously in the United States since such date and through the date of the enactment of this Act;

(3) establishes continuous physical presence in the United States (other than brief, casual, and innocent absences) since the date of the enactment of this Act;

(4) in the case of an alien who entered the United States as a nonimmigrant before July 21, 1984, establishes that (A) the alien's period of authorized stay as a nonimmigrant expired not later than six months after such date through the passage of time or (B) the alien applied for asylum before July 21, 1984; and

(5) meets the requirements of section 245A(a)(4) of the Immigration and Na

tionality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255a(a)(4)). The Attorney General shall provide for the acceptance and processing of applications under this subsection by not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b) STATUS AND ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.—The provisions of subsections (b), (c)(6), (d), (f), (g), (h), and (i) of section 245A of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255a) shall apply to aliens provided temporary residence under subsection (a) in the same manner as they apply to aliens provided lawful temporary residence status under section 245A(a) of such Act.

G. SOVIET AND VIETNAMESE PAROLEE ADJUSTMENT

(Section 599E of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Re

lated Programs Appropriations Act, 1990, Public Law 101-167, 103 Stat. 1263, November 21, 1989, as amended by section 598(b) of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 1990, Pub. L. 101-513, Nov. 5, 1990)

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS FOR CERTAIN SOVIET AND INDOCHINESE PAROLEES

Sec. 599E. (a) IN GENERAL.—The Attorney General shall adjust the status of an alien described in subsection (b) to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if the alien

(1) applies for such adjustment, (2) has been physically present in the United States for at least 1 year and is physically present in the United States on the date the application for such adjustment is filed,

(3) is admissible to the United States as an immigrant, except as provided in subsection (c), and

(4) pays a fee (determined by the Attorney General) for the processing of such application. (b) ALIENS ELIGIBLE FOR ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.—The benefits provided in subsection (a) shall only apply to an alien who

(1) was a national of the Soviet Union, Vietnam, Laos, or Cambodia, and

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