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106th Congress Report
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
2d Session 106-963
FOR THE RELIEF OF GUY TAYLOR
October 11, 2000.--Referred to the Private Calendar and ordered to be
Mr. Smith of Texas, from the Committee on the Judiciary, submitted the
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Dan L. Crippen, Director.
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
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
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.
FOR THE COMMISSIONER
Gerri L. Ratliff, Acting Director,
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
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.