S. 1336. A bill to allow North Koreans to apply for refugee status or asylum; to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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Author:  Karin Lee <karin@fcnl.org>
Date:  26-Jun-2003 13:25:56

 

Congressional Record: June 25, 2003 (Senate)]
[Page S8562-S8574]
From the Congressional Record Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
[DOCID:cr25jn03-175]

STATEMENTS ON INTRODUCED BILLS AND JOINT RESOLUTIONS

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By Mr. BROWNBACK (for himself and Mr. Kennedy):
S. 1336. A bill to allow North Koreans to apply for refugee status or
asylum; to the Committee on the Judiciary.
Mr. BROWNBACK. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the text
of the bill be printed in the Record.
There being no objection, the bill was ordered to be printed in the
Record, as follows:

S. 1336

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PURPOSE.

The purpose of this Act is to ensure that North Koreans are
not barred from eligibility for refugee status or asylum in
the United States on account of any legal right to
citizenship they may enjoy under the Constitution of the
Republic of Korea. This Act is not intended in any way to
prejudice whatever rights to citizenship North Koreans may
enjoy under the Constitution of the Republic of Korea.

SEC. 2. TREATMENT OF NATIONALS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLE’S
REPUBLIC OF KOREA.

For purposes of eligibility for refugee status under
section 207 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C.
1157), or for asylum under section 208 of such Act (8 U.S.C.
1158), a national of the Democratic People’s Republic of
Korea shall not be considered a national of the Republic of
Korea.


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