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      Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedJanuary 28th, 2010

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Title

Refugee Opportunity Act

Official Title

A bill to exempt aliens who are admitted as refugees or granted asylum and are employed overseas by the Federal Government from the 1-year physical presence requirement for adjustment of status to that of aliens lawfully admitted for permanent residence, and for other purposes.

Summary

Refugee Opportunity Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to authorize the waiver of the continuous one-year presence requirement for permanent resident status adjustment for a refugee/asylee who: (1) is or was employed by the U.S. government or a U.S. government contractor overseas and worked on behalf of the U.S. government for the entire period of absence, which may not exceed one year; or (2) is or was employed by the U.S. government or a U.S. government contractor in the alien's country of nationality or last habitual residence for the entire period of absence, which may not exceed one year, and was under U.S. government or contractor protection while working on behalf of the U.S. government during the entire period of employment; and (3) returns immediately to the United States upon such employment's conclusion.

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