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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-963

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                      FOR THE RELIEF OF GUY TAYLOR

                                _______
                                

 October 11, 2000.--Referred to the Private Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Smith of Texas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                         [To accompany S. 2000]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

    The Committee on the Judiciary, to whom was referred the 
bill (S. 2000) for the relief of Guy Taylor, having considered 
the same, reports favorably thereon without amendment and 
recommends that the bill do pass.

                           TABLE OF CONTENTS

                                                                  

                                                                 Page
Purpose and Summary........................................           1
Background and Need for the Legislation....................           1
Committee Consideration....................................           2
Committee Oversight Findings...............................           2
Committee on Government Reform Findings....................           2
New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures..................           2
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate..................           2
Constitutional Authority Statement.........................           3
Agency Views...............................................           3

                          Purpose and Summary

    S. 2000 would allow Guy D. Taylor to adjust to permanent 
resident status.

                Background and Need for the Legislation

    Guy D. Taylor was born in Canada in November 1981. Guy's 
father died prior to his birth. Guy entered the United States 
shortly after his birth with his U.S. citizen mother. They 
resided in the United States until his was 9 years old. In 
1990, he and his mother returned to Canada. In 1998, his mother 
died of a drug overdose, leaving Guy without any family except 
his grandmother and other family members in southern 
California.
    When Guy's mother died, his grandmother flew to Canada to 
obtain her daughter's body and bring Guy back to the United 
States. The grandmother obtained legal custody of Guy from the 
Canadian courts. The I.N.S. granted Guy a 1-year humanitarian 
parole to enter the U.S. That parole was extended for 1 more 
year but has now expired. An attempt was made to gain permanent 
residence for Guy by having him declared a dependent of the 
U.S. court. However, he was judged not to be eligible as a 
court dependent because he was under the guardianship of his 
grandmother. Because of Guy's age, he cannot be deemed for 
immigration purposes as a dependent of his grandmother.
    Guy has tested and qualified for enlistment in the U.S. 
Army. In order to join, he must have permanent resident status.

                        Committee Consideration

    On October 11, 2000, the Committee on the Judiciary met in 
open session and ordered reported favorably the bill S. 2000 
without amendment by voice vote, a quorum being present.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

    In compliance with clause 2(l)(3)(A) of rule XI of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, the committee reports 
that the findings and recommendations of the committee, based 
on oversight activities under clause 2(b)(1) of rule X of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, are incorporated in the 
descriptive portions of this report.

                Committee on Government Reform Findings

    No findings or recommendations of the Committee on 
Government Reform and Oversight were received as referred to in 
clause 2(l)(3)(D) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.

               New Budget Authority and Tax Expenditures

    Clause 2(l)(3)(B) of House Rule XI is inapplicable because 
this legislation does not provide new budgetary authority or 
increased tax expenditures.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

    In compliance with clause 3(d)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the committee believes that 
the bill would have no significant impact on the Federal 
budget. This is based on the Congressional Budget Office cost 
estimate on S. 2000. That Congressional Budget Office cost 
estimate follows:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                  Washington, DC, October 11, 2000.
Hon. Henry J. Hyde, Chairman,
Committee on the Judiciary,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed 11 private relief acts, which were ordered reported by 
the House Committee on the Judiciary on October 11, 2000. CBO 
estimates that their enactment would have no significant impact 
on the federal budget. These acts could have a very small 
effect on fees collected by the Immigration and Naturalization 
Service and on benefits paid under certain federal entitlement 
programs. Because these fees and expenditures are classified as 
direct spending, pay-as-you-go procedures would apply. The act 
reviewed is:

         LS. 2000, an act for the relief of Guy Taylor;

    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is Mark 
Grabowicz, who can be reached at 226-2860. This estimate was 
approved by Peter H. Fontaine, Deputy Assistant Director for 
Budget Analysis.
            Sincerely,
                                  Dan L. Crippen, Director.

cc:
        Honorable John Conyers Jr.
        Ranking Democratic Member

                   Constitutional Authority Statement

    Pursuant to rule XI, clause 2(1)(4) of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the committee finds the authority for 
this legislation in article 1, section 8, clause 4 of the 
Constitution.

                              Agency Views

    The comments of the Immigration and Naturalization Service 
on S. 2000 are as follows:

                        U.S. Department of Justice,
                    Immigration and Naturalization Service,
                                    Washington, DC, Month 00, 2000.
Hon. Orrin Hatch, Chairman,
Committee on the Judiciary,
United States Senate, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: In response to your request for a report 
relative to S. 2000, for the relief of Guy D. Taylor, A77-098-
553, enclosed is a memorandum of information concerning the 
beneficiary.
    The bill would grant the beneficiary permanent residence in 
the United States as of the date of its enactment upon payment 
of the required visa fee.
            Sincerely,
                                       FOR THE COMMISSIONER
                         Gerri L. Ratliff, Acting Director,
                                   Congressional Relations.

Enclosure

cc:
        Department of State, Visa Office
        District Director, Los Angeles, CA

 MEMORANDUM OF INFORMATION FROM IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION SERVICE 
                           FILES RE: S. 2000

    The following information was provided by Guy D. Taylor and 
Oleta Hansen during an interview on June 28, 2000, conducted at 
the above parties residence, located at 12420 Georgian Street, 
Garden Grove, California 92841.
    The beneficiary, Guy Taylor, is a native and citizen of 
Canada born on November 1, 1981. Guy currently resides with his 
maternal grandmother, Oleta Hansen, the interested party and 
step grandfather, Charles Hansen at 12420 Georgian Street, 
Garden Grove, California. Guy graduated from Lake High School 
in Garden Grove, California in June 1999. Guy is currently 
working part-time for Sav-on drug store in Garden Grove. Guy 
has no brothers or sisters and both of his parents are 
deceased. Guy's mother, Teresa Ann Taylor was a United States 
citizen who died in 1998 in Canada. Guy's father died before 
Guy was born and Guy only knows his first name was Dino. Guy 
does not know his father's last name or citizenship.
    Guy first entered the United States shortly after his birth 
in 1981 with his mother. Guy spent a good portion of his life 
in the United States, from 1981 to 1990, attending school and 
living with his mother. Guy's father died before he was born. 
In 1990, Guy and his mother moved back to Canada. In the summer 
of 1998, his mother died of a drug overdose, leaving Guy 
without any other family except for his grandmother and other 
family members in Southern California.
    Upon his mother's death, Guy's grandmother, Oleta Hansen a 
United States citizen, flew to Canada to secure her daughter's 
body and bring Guy back to the United States. Oleta Hansen 
obtained legal custody of Guy in the Canadian court system.
    Shortly after the death of his mother, the Immigration and 
Naturalization Service (INS) allowed Guy to temporarily enter 
the United States by granting him a one-year humanitarian 
parole on August 13, 1998. Once the parole expired, the INA 
extended the parole for one more year.
    Initially, Guy had sought to obtain permanent resident 
status by being declared a dependent of a United States court. 
However, the Orange County, California Social Services referee 
declined to name Guy a court dependent because he was 
considered to be under the guardianship of his grandmother.
    Because the INS declared Guy too old to be a dependent of 
his grandmother, Guy has been unable to obtain permanent 
residence status and has sought assistance from the office of 
Senator Dianne Feinstein in his hope of becoming a permanent 
resident.
    During his interview with me, Guy stated that it is his 
dream to join the United States Army. Guy stated that he has 
successfully tested and qualified for enlistment and needs only 
to obtain permanent resident status to join.
    Fingerprint checks for the beneficiary through the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation were conducted with negative results, 
however, fingerprints checks for the interested parties are 
pending at this time.