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house Bill H.R. 1567

HRIFA Improvement Act of 2009

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      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedMarch 17th, 2009

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HRIFA Improvement Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998.


HRIFA Improvement Act of 2009 - Amends the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998 to: (1) require determinations with respect to children to be made using the age and status of an individual on October 21, 1998 (enactment date of the Haitian Refugee Immigration Fairness Act of 1998); (2) permit an application based upon child status to be filed by a parent or guardian if the child is present in the United States on such filing date; and (3) include document fraud among the grounds of inadmissibility which shall not preclude an otherwise qualifying Haitian alien from permanent resident status adjustment. Permits new status adjustment applications to be filed for a limited time period. Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish procedures for reopening status adjustment applications that are affected by amendments made by this Act.

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