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Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019

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Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019

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05/15/19

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Introduced in Senate

Date: May 15, 2019

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116.S.1474
Subject:
Immigration
Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019
Date: May 15, 2019 Official Title: To amend the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 to make 4,000 visas available for the Afghan Special Immigrant Visa program, and for other purposes.Short title This Act may be cited as the "Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2019".In general Section 602(b)(2)(A)(ii) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 ( note) is amended, in the matter preceding subclause (I), by inserting "for the first time" after "submitting a petition".Numerical limitations Section 602(b)(3) of the Afghan Allies Protection Act of 2009 ( note) is amended
  • (1) by striking subparagraph (A) and inserting the following:
  • (i) In general In addition to any unused balance under subparagraph (F), for fiscal year 2019, not more than 4,000 principal aliens may be granted special immigrant status under this subsection.
  • (ii) Period of employment For purposes of this subparagraph, the period of employment referred to in paragraph (2)(A)(ii) shall end not later than December 31, 2021.
  • (iii) Application For purposes of this subparagraph, not later than December 31, 2021, a principal alien seeking special immigrant status under this subsection shall submit an application to the Chief of Mission. ;
  • (2) by striking subparagraph (C) and inserting the following:
  • (C) Carry forward If the numerical limitation described in subparagraph (A)(i) is not reached for fiscal year 2019, the numerical limitation for each subsequent fiscal year shall be established at a number equal to the difference between
    • (i) the numerical limitation described in subparagraph (A)(i); and
    • (ii) the number of principal aliens granted special immigrant status under this subsection during each fiscal year beginning in fiscal year 2019. ;
  • (3) in subparagraph (D), by striking "notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph (C),"; and
  • (4) in subparagraph (F)
    • (A) in the subparagraph heading, by striking "2015, 2016, and 2017" and inserting "2015 through 2020";
    • (B) in clause (i), by striking "December 31, 2020" and inserting "December 31, 2021;";