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Juan
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2/11/2003
15:14:21
Subject: Immigration amnesty law
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Has anyone heard about a new law (or proposed law) which
grants amnesty to Brazilians currently residing in the U.S?
Sorry, I know so little about this - I heard about the law through
2nd hand info. I have a friend who's been in the U.S. for 9
years (and paying taxes for 8) but has yet to receive a green
card or to be naturalized.

Anyone know more about this? An official source? (Can't find
a thing on INS website.) The supposed amnesty that I heard
about extends back to the applicants who arrived before '94.

Muito obrigado


Anonymous
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2/12/2003
04:46:20
RE: Immigration amnesty law
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now that brazil has become respectable the US is scared that they are going to lose their slave workers.


Anonymous
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2/12/2003
09:22:13
RE: Immigration amnesty law
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I believe I know the law you are referring to. If it is the same one, it only grants amnesty to those who had entered illegally or whose visa had expired IF: a parent, sibling, spouse, or child living here legally would sponser them, an employer would sponser them, or they could get residency status by any of the other legal means--as if they were here on a visa still. It was definately not an unconditional amnesty. The procedure was pretty much the same except you had to pay a $1,000 fine for being here illegally. You can learn more about this from these two websites:
www.tvmlaw.com/resources/general54cont.htm
www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/services/residency/section 245.htm
You can find additional documents by conducting a google search under 'amnesty USA 245.
Again, I am not 100% sure this is what you are referring to, but it seems to be and is the only law I am aware of.


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