[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 124, 111th Congress, 2nd Session]
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Public Law 111-293
111th Congress

An Act


 
To provide for adjustment of status for certain Haitian orphans paroled
into the United States after the earthquake of January 12,
2010. <>

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, <>
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as--
(1) the ``Help Haitian Adoptees Immediately to Integrate Act
of 2010''; or
(2) the ``Help HAITI Act of 2010''.
SEC. 2. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS FOR CERTAIN HAITIAN ORPHANS.

(a) In General.--The Secretary of Homeland Security may adjust the
status of an alien to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent
residence if the alien--
(1) was inspected and granted parole into the United States
pursuant to the humanitarian parole policy for certain Haitian
orphans announced by the Secretary of Homeland Security on
January 18, 2010, and suspended as to new applications on April
15, 2010;
(2) is physically present in the United States;
(3) is admissible to the United States as an immigrant,
except as provided in subsection (c); and
(4) <> files an application for an
adjustment of status under this section not later than 3 years
after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b) Numerical Limitation.--The number of aliens who are granted the
status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under this
section shall not exceed 1400.
(c) Grounds of Inadmissibility.--Section 212(a)(7)(A) of the
Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(7)(A)) shall not apply
to an alien seeking an adjustment of status under this section.
(d) Visa Availability.--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 (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.) for any
alien granted the status of having been lawfully admitted for permanent
residence under this section.
(e) Aliens Deemed To Meet Definition of Child.--An unmarried alien
described in subsection (a) who is under the age of 18 years shall be
deemed to satisfy the requirements applicable to adopted children under
section 101(b)(1) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.
1101(b)(1)) if--
(1) the alien obtained adjustment of status under this
section; and

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(2) a citizen of the United States adopted the alien prior
to, on, or after the date of the decision granting such
adjustment of status.

(f) No Immigration Benefits for Birth Parents.--No birth parent of
an alien who obtains adjustment of status under this section shall
thereafter, by virtue of such parentage, be accorded any right,
privilege, or status under this section or the Immigration and
Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101 et seq.).
SEC. 3. COMPLIANCE WITH PAYGO.

The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go-Act of 2010, shall be determined by
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional
Record by the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, provided that
such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

Approved December 9, 2010.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5283:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 156 (2010):
July 20, considered and passed House.
Aug. 4, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Dec. 1, House concurred in Senate amendment.