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[74 Stat. 504]
[74 Stat. 504]
PUBLIC LAW 86-000—MMMM. DD, 1960

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PUBLIC LAW 86-648-JULY 14, 1960

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Public Law 86-648 July 14, 1960 [H. J. R e s. 397]

RefuEees. Resettlement. 66 Stat. 188. 8 USC 1182.

Secretary of State. Advisory report

Report gress.

Limitation.

JOINT RESOLUTION To enable the United States to participate in the resettlement of certain refugees, and for other purposes.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That under the terms of section 212(d)(5) of the Immigration and Nationality Act the Attorney General may parole into the United States, pursuant to such regulations as he may prescribe, an alien refugee-escapee defined in section 15(c)(1) of the Act of September 11, 1957 (71 Stat. 643) if such alien (1) applies for parole while physically present within the limits of any country which is not Communist, Communist-dominated, or Communist-occupied, (2) is not a national of the area in which the application is made, and (3) is within the mandate of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. SEC. 2. (a) The Secretary of State is hereby directed to submit to the Attorney General, as soon as practicable following the date of the enactment of this Act, an advisory report indicating the number of refugee-escapees, as specified in section 1 of this Act, who within the period beginning July 1, 1959, and ending June 30, 1960, have availed themselves of resettlement opportunities offered by nations other than the United States; and, thereafter, prior to January 1, and July 1 of each year to submit such an advisory report to the Attorney General indicating the number of such refugee-escapees who within the preceding six months period have availed themselves of such resettlement opportunities. The Attorney General shall not parole into the United States pursuant to section 1 of this Act, in any six months period immediately following the submission of the Secretary of State's advisory report, a number of refugee-escapees exceeding twenty-five per centum of the number of such refugee-escapees indicated in such advisory report as having been resettled outside of the United States^ The Attorney General shall submit to the Congress a report containing complete and detailed statement of facts in the case of each allien paroled into the United States pursuant to section 1 of this Act. Such reports shall be submitted on or before January 15 and June 15 of each year. If within ninety days immediately following the submission of such report, either the Senate or the House 01 Representatives passes a resolution stating in substance that it does not favor the continuation of the authority vested in the Attorney General under section 1 of this Act, the Attorney General shall, not later than at the expiration of sixty days immediately following the adoption of such resolution by either the Senate or the House of Representatives, discontinue the paroling into the United States of such refugee-escapees. The Attorney General shall discontinue paroling refugee-escapees pursuant to section 1 of this Act on July 1, 1962. (b) The Attorney General may, within the numerical limitation pi-escribed by subsection (a) of this section, parole into the United States pursuant to section 1 of this Act not to exceed five hundred refugee-escapees listed by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as "difficult to resettle": Provided, That no refugee-escapee may be paroled into the United States pursuant to this subsection if he suffers from conditions requiring institutionalization: Provided further J That in the case of each such refugee-escapee, the Attorney General receives and approves a finding by a voluntary relief or welfare organization recognized for this purpose by the Attorney General, that such refugee-escapee can, with some assistance, become self-