H.R.1221 - Education Access for Rightful Noncitizens Act

To provide for cancellation of removal and adjustment of status for certain long-term residents who entered the United States as children. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Education Access for Rightful Noncitizens Act as introduced.
  • Official: To provide for cancellation of removal and adjustment of status for certain long-term residents who entered the United States as children. as introduced.
  • Short: EARN Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

Education Access for Rightful Noncitizens Act or the EARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional permanent resident status, an alien who: (1) entered the United States prior to his or her sixteenth birthday, and has been prese

Official Summary

Education Access for Rightful Noncitizens Act or the EARN Act - Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional permanent resident status, an alien who:
(1) entered the United States prior to his or her sixteenth birthday, and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act;
(2) is a person of good moral character;
(3) is not inadmissible or deportable under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
(4) at the time of application, has been admitted to an institution of higher education, or has earned a high school or general education diploma in the United States; and
(5) from the age of 16 and older, has never been under a final order of exclusion, deportation, or removal. Authorizes:
(1) the Secretary to adjust the status of an alien who has met such conditions prior to enactment of this Act to conditional permanent resident status; and
(2) such alien to petition the Secretary for permanent resident status at the end of the conditional residence period. Sets forth the conditions for conditional permanent resident status, including:
(1) termination of status for violation of this Act; and
(2) removal of conditional status to permanent status. Sets forth provisions respecting:
(1) exclusive jurisdiction;
(2) penalties for false application statements;
(3) confidentiality;
(4) fee prohibitions for expedited application processing; and
(5) a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report respecting the number of aliens adjusted under this Act.

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