Pub. L. 110-28 U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007
May 25, 2007
121 Stat. 112
Making emergency supplemental appropriations and additional supplement appropriations for agricultural and other emergency assistance for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled ,
Note: This public law has been modified for I-Link to only include section 3812(a)
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Care, Katrina Recovery, and Iraq Accountability Appropriations Act, 2007′.
SPECIAL IMMIGRANT STATUS FOR CERTAIN ALIENS SERVING AS TRANSLATORS OR INTERPRETERS WITH FEDERAL AGENCIES
SEC. 3812 . (a) INCREASE IN NUMBERS ADMITTED- Section 1059 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended–
(1) in subsection (b)(1)–
(A) in subparagraph (B), by striking `as a translator’ and inserting `, or under Chief of Mission authority, as a translator or interpreter’;
(B) in subparagraph (C), by inserting `the Chief of Mission or’ after `recommendation from’; and
(C) in subparagraph (D), by inserting `the Chief of Mission or’ after `as determined by’; and
(2) in subsection (c)(1), by striking `section during any fiscal year shall not exceed 50.’ and inserting the following: `section–
`(A) during each of the fiscal years 2007 and 2008, shall not exceed 500; and
`(B) during any other fiscal year shall not exceed 50.’.
(b) ALIENS EXEMPT FROM EMPLOYMENT-BASED NUMERICAL LIMITATIONS- Section 1059(c)(2) of such Act is amended–
(1) by amending the paragraph designation and heading to read as follows:
`(2) ALIENS EXEMPT FROM EMPLOYMENT-BASED NUMERICAL LIMITATIONS- ‘; and
(2) by inserting `and shall not be counted against the numerical limitations under sections 201(d), 202(a), and 203(b)(4) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151(d), 1152(a), and 1153(b)(4))’ before the period at the end.
(c) ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS- Section 1059 of such Act is further amended–
(1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
(2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following:
`(d) ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS- Notwithstanding paragraphs (2), (7) and (8) of section 245(c) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1255(c)), the Secretary of Homeland Security may adjust the status of an alien to that of a lawful permanent resident under section 245(a) of such Act if the alien–
`(1) was paroled or admitted as a nonimmigrant into the United States; and
`(2) is otherwise eligible for special immigrant status under this section and under the Immigration and Nationality Act.’.
Speaker of the House of Representatives .
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate .