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P.L. 105-139

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 97120257 (posted Dec. 2, 1997)"

S.1565

One Hundred Fifth Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE FIRST SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the seventh day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-seven

An Act

To make technical corrections to the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act.

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

SECTION 1. TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS TO NICARAGUAN ADJUSTMENT AND CENTRAL AMERICAN RELIEF ACT.

    (a) ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS- Section 202(a)(1) of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act is amended--

      (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking `Notwithstanding section 245(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the' and inserting `The'; and

      (2) in subparagraph (B)--

        (A) by striking `is otherwise eligible to receive an immigrant visa and'; and

        (B) by striking `(6)(A), and (7)(A)' and inserting `(6)(A), (7)(A), and (9)(B)'.

    (b) ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS FOR SPOUSES AND CHILDREN- Section 202(d)(1) of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act is amended--

      (1) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking `Notwithstanding section 245(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the' and inserting `The'; and

      (2) in subparagraph (D)--

        (A) by striking `is otherwise eligible to receive an immigrant visa and';

        (B) by striking `exclusion' and inserting `inadmissibility'; and

        (C) by striking `(6)(A), and (7)(A)' and inserting `(6)(A), (7)(A), and (9)(B)'.

    (c) TRANSITIONAL RULES WITH REGARD TO SUSPENSION OF DEPORTATION- Section 309(c)(5)(C) of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, as added by section 203(a)(1) of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act is amended (1) in clause (i), in the matter preceding subclause (I), by inserting `of this paragraph' after `subparagraph (A)'; (2) in clause (ii), by striking `this clause (i)' and inserting `clause (i)'.

    (d) TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN DIVERSITY VISAS- Section 203(d) of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1) by inserting `otherwise' before `available under that section'; and

      (2) in paragraph (2)(A)--

        (A) by striking `309(c)(5)(C)' and inserting `309(c)(5)(C)(i)'; and

        (B) by striking `year exceeds--' and inserting `year; exceeds'.

    (e) TEMPORARY REDUCTION IN OTHER WORKERS' VISAS- Section 203(e)(2)(A) of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act is amended by striking `(d)(2)(A), exceeds--' and inserting `(d)(2)(A); exceeds'.

    (f) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendments made by this section--

      (1) shall take effect upon the enactment of the Nicaraguan Adjustment and Central American Relief Act (as contained in the District of Columbia Appropriations Act, 1998); and

      (2) shall be effective as if included in the enactment of such Act.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.

END

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