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114 STAT. 316 PUBLIC LAW 106-207—MAY 26, 2000 Public Law 106-207 106th Congress An Act May 26, 2000 To facilitate the naturalization of aliens who served with special guerrilla units [H.R. 371] ^^ irregular forces in Laos. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of Hmong Veterans' the United States of America in Congress assembled, N^31iir3_Liz9tion Act of 2000. SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the "Hmong Veterans' Naturalization Act of 2000". 8 USC 1423 note. SEC. 2. EXEMPTION FROM ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN ALIENS WHO SERVED WITH SPECIAL GUER- RILLA UNITS OR IRREGULAR FORCES IN LAOS. The requirement of paragraph (1) of section 312(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1423(a)(1)) shall not apply to the naturalization of any person— (1) who— (A) was admitted into the United States as a refugee from Laos pursuant to section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1157); and (B) served with a special guerrilla unit, or irregular forces, operating from a base in Laos in support of the United States military at any time during the period beginning February 28, 1961, and ending September 18, 1978; or (2) who— (A) satisfies the requirement of paragraph (1)(A); and (B) was the spouse of a person described in paragraph (1) on the day on which such described person applied for admission into the United States as a refugee. 8 USC 1423 note. SEC. 3. SPECIAL CONSIDERATION CONCERNING CIVICS REQUIREMENT FOR CERTAIN ALIENS WHO SERVED WITH SPECIAL GUER- RILLA UNITS OR IRREGULAR FORCES IN LAOS. The Attorney General shall provide for special consideration, as determined by the Attorney General, concerning the requirement of paragraph (2) of section 312(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1423(a)(2)) with respect to the naturalization of any person described in paragraph (1) or (2) of section 2 of this Act. 8 USC 1423 note. SEC. 4. DOCUMENTATION OF QUALIFYING SERVICE. A person seeking an exemption under section 2 or special consideration under section 3 shall submit to the Attorney General documentation of their, or their spouse's, service with a special guerrilla unit, or irregular forces, described in section 2(1)(B), in the form of— (1) original documents; (2) an affidavit of the serving person's superior officer; (3) two affidavits from other individuals who also were serving with such a special guerrilla unit, or irregular forces, and who personally knew of the person's service; or (4) other appropriate proof.