Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 104 Part 6.djvu/643

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PUBLIC LAW 101-649—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 5033 "(c) AuENS ELIGIBLE FOR TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS. — "(1) IN GENERAL. — "(A) NATIONALS OF DESIGNATED FOREIGN STATES. — Subject to paragraph (8), an alien, who is a national of a state designated under subsection (b)(1), meets the requirements of this paragraph only if— "(i) the alien has been continuously physically present in the United States since the effective date of the most recent designation of that state; "(ii) the alien has continuously resided in the United States since such date as the Attorney General may designate; "(iii) the alien is admissible as an immigrant, except as otherwise provided under paragraph (2)(A), and is not ineligible for temporary protected status under ' paragraph (2)(B); and "(iv) to the extent and in a manner which the Attorney General establishes, the alien registers for the temporary protected status under this section during a registration period of not less than 180 days. "(B) REGISTRATION FEE. —The Attorney General may require payment of a reasonable fee as a condition of registering an alien under subparagraph (A)(iv) (including providing an silien with an employment authorized' endorsement or other appropriate work permit under this section). The amount of any such fee sh^l not exceed $50. "(2) ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS.— "(A) WAIVER OF CERTAIN GROUNDS FOR INADMISSIBILITY.— In the determination of an alien's admissibility for purposes of subparagraph (A)(iii) of paragraph (1)— "(i) the provisions of paragraphs (14), (15), (20), (21), (25), and (32) of section 212(a) shall not apply; "(ii) except as provided in clause (iii), the Attorney General may waive any other provision of section ^ 212(a) in the case of individual aliens for humanitarian purposes, to assure family unity, or when it is otherwise in the public interest; but "(iii) the Attorney General may not waive— "(I) paragraphs (9) and (10) (relating to criminals) of such section, "(II) paragraph (23) of such section (relating to drug offenses), except for so much of such paragraph as relates to a single offense of simple possession of 30 grams or less of marijuana, "(III) paragraphs (27) and (29) of such section (relating to national security), or "(IV) paragraph (33) of such section (relating to those who assisted in the Nazi persecution). "(B) ALIENS INELIGIBLE.—An alien shall not be eligible for temporary protected status under this section if the Attorney General finds that— "(i) the alien has been convicted of any felomr or 2 or more misdemeanors committed in the United States, or "(ii) the alien is described in section 243(h)(2). "(3) WITHDRAWAL OP TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS. —The Attorney General shall withdraw temporary protected status granted to an alien under this section if—