P.L. 96–422, Approved October 10, 1980 (94 Stat. 1799)

Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980

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Sec. 501. [8 U.S.C. 1522 note] (a)(1)  The President shall exercise authorities with respect to Cuban and Haitian entrants which are identical to the authorities which are exercised under chapter 2 of title IV of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The authorizations provided in section 414 of that Act shall be available to carry out this section without regard to the dollar limitation contained in section 414(a)(2).

(2)  Any reference in chapter III of title I of the Supplemental Appropriations and Rescission Act, 1980, to section 405(c)(2) of the International Security and Development Assistance Act of 1980 or to the International Security Act of 1980 shall be construed to be a reference to paragraph (1) of this subsection.

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(e)  As used in this section, the term “Cuban and Haitian entrant” means—

(1)  any individual granted parole status as a Cuban/Haitian Entrant (Status Pending) or granted any other special status subsequently established under the immigration laws for nationals of Cuba or Haiti, regardless of the status of the individual at the time assistance or services are provided; and

(2)  any other national of Cuba or Haiti—

(A)  who—

(i)  was paroled into the United States and has not acquired any other status under the Immigration and Nationality Act;

(ii)  is the subject of removal proceedings under the Immigration and Nationality Act; or

(iii)  has an application for asylum pending with the Immigration and Naturalization Service; and

(B)  with respect to whom a final, nonappealable, and legally enforceable order of removal has not been entered.

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[Internal Reference.—SSAct §1611(c) cites the Refugee Education Assistance Act of 1980.]