PUBLIC LAW 99-639—NOV. 10, 1986
100 STAT. 3537
Public Law 99-639 99th Congress An Act .To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to deter immigration-related marriage fraud and other immigration fraud.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the "Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986".
Nov. 10, 1986 [H.R. 3737] Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendments of 1986. 8 USC 1101 note.
SEC. 2. DETERRING IMMIGRATION-RELATED MARRIAGE FRAUD. (a) CONDITIONAL BASIS FOR PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS BASED ON RECENT MARRIAGE.—Chapter 2 of title II of the Immigration and
NationaUty Act is amended by adding at the end the following new section: CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS FOR CERTAIN AUEN SPOUSES AND SONS AND DAUGHTERS " S E C 216. (a) IN GENERAL.— "(1) CONDITIONAL BASIS FOR STATUS.—Notwithstanding any
other provision of this Act, an alien spouse (as defined in subsection (g)(D) and an alien son or daughter (as defined in subsection (g)(2)) shall be considered, at the time of obtaining the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence, to have obtained such status on a conditional basis subject to the provisions of this section. "(2) NOTICE OF REQUIREMENTS.— "(A) A T TIME OF OBTAINING PERMANENT RESIDENCE.—At
the time an alien spouse or alien son or daughter obtains permanent resident status on a conditional basis under paragraph (1), the Attorney General shall provide for notice to such a spouse, son, or daughter respecting the provisions of this section and the requirements of subsection (c)(1) to have the conditional basis of such status removed. "(B) A T TIME OF REQUIRED PETITION.—In addition, the
Attorney General shall attempt to provide notice to such a spouse, son, or daughter, a t or about the beginning of the 90-day period described in subsection (d)(2)(A), of the requirements of subsections (c)(D"(C) EFFECT OF FAILURE TO PROVIDE NOTICE.—The failure
of the Attorney General to provide a notice under this paragraph shall not affect the enforcement of the provisions of this section with respect to such a spouse, son, or daughter. "(b) TERMINATION OF STATUS I F FINDING THAT QUALIFYING MARRIAGE IMPROPER.—
"(1) IN GENERAL.—In the case of an alien with permanent resident status on a conditional basis under subsection (a), if the
8 USC 1186a.