Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 108 Part 3.djvu/202

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108 STAT. 1954 PUBLIC LAW 103-322—SEPT. 13, 1994 "(11) the alien is a person whose deportation, in the opinion of the Attorney General, would result in extreme hardship to the alien."; (2) in subparagraph (B)— (A) by inserting "(i)" after "(B)"; and (B) by adding at the end the following new clauses: "(ii) An alien who is the spouse of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, who is a person of good moral character, who is eligible for classification under section 203(a)(2)(A), and who has resided in the United States with the alien's legal permanent resident spouse may file a petition with the Attorney General under this subparagraph for classification of the alien (and any child of the alien if such a child has not been classified under clause (iii)) under such section if the alien demonstrates to the Attorney General that the conditions described in subclauses (I) and (II) of subparagraph (A)(iii) are met with respect to the alien. "(iii) An alien who is the child of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, who is a person of good moral character, who is eligible for classification under section 203(a)(2)(A), and who has resided in the United States with the alien's permanent resident alien parent may file a petition with the Attorney General under this subparagraph for classification of the alien under such section if the alien demonstrates to the Attorney General that— "(I) the alien is residing in the United States and during the period of residence with the permanent resident parent the alien has been battered by or has been the subject of extreme cruelty perpetrated by the alien's permanent resident parent; and "(II) the alien is a person whose deportation, in the opinion of the Attorney General, would result in extreme hardship to the alien."; and (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(H) In acting on petitions filed under clause (iii) or (iv) of subparagraph (A) or clause (ii) or (iii) of subparagraph (B), the Attorney General shall consider any credible evidence relevant to the petition. The determination of what evidence is credible and the weight to be given that evidence shall be within the sole discretion of the Attorney General.". (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS. — (1) Section 204(a)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154(a)(2)) is amended— (A) in subparagraph (A) by striking "filed by sin gdien who," and inserting "for the classification of the spouse of an alien if the alien,"; and (B) in subparagraph (B) by striking "by an alien whose prior marriage" and inserting "for the classification of the spouse of an alien if the prior marriage of the alien". (2) Section 201(b)(2)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1151(b)(2)(A)(i)) is amended by striking "204(a)(1)(A)" and inserting "204(a)(l)(A)(ii)". (c) SURVIVAL RIGHTS TO PETITION.—Section 204 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1154) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(h) The legal termination of a marriage may not be the sole basis for revocation under section 205 of a petition filed under subsection (a)(l)(A)(iii) or a petition filed under subsection (a)(l)(B)(ii) pursuant to conditions described in subsection (a)(l)(A)(iii)(I). ".