AILA Doc No. 02101546 | Dated October 15, 2002
Earned Legalization and Family Unification Act of
Legislation to provide access to permanent resident status for qualified, undocumented immigrant workers and to unify the families of US citizens.
I. Earned Legalization
Family Unification: The spouse and children of a person eligible for adjustment of status under this provision are eligible for adjustment of status.
Work Authorization: Provides applicant and eligible dependents work authorization during the pending application.
Remove Obstacles to Educational Opportunities for Immigrant Children: Provides adjustment of status eligibility for children who have no eligible parents and who have been students in the United States for 5 years, remain in school and show good moral character.
False Statements Penalties: Penalizes any false statements made in the application by an applicant with a fine or denial of the application.
Judicial review: Provides judicial or administrative review for denials of an application.
II. Family Unification/Visa Backlog Reduction
1) To ensure the availability of visas to qualifying family members and reduce the current backlog of visa applicants:
Cite as AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 02101546.