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104 STAT. 4984 PUBLIC LAW 101-649—NOV. 29, 1990 section 203(a) to immigrants of the state or area described in section 203(a)(2) consistent with subsection (e) exceeds the number of visas issued under section c 203(a)(2)(A), ^

whichever is greater. "(D) LIMITING PASS DOWN FOR CERTAIN COUNTRIES SUBJECT TO SUBSECTION (e). —In the case of a foreign state or depend- ' ent area to which subsection (e) applies, if the total number of visas issued under section 203(a)(2) exceeds the maximum number of visas that may be made available to immigrants of the state or area under section 203(a)(2) consistent with subsection (e) (determined without regard to this paragraph), in applying paragraphs (3) and (4) of section 203(a) under subsection (e)(2) all visas shall be deemed to have been required for the classes specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of such section."; (2) in subsection (b)— (A) by inserting "RULES FOR CHARGEABILITY. —" after "(b)", and (B) by striking "the numerical limitation set forth in the proviso to subsection (a) of this section" each place it appears and inserting "a numerical level established under subsection (a)(2)";

  • ! (3) in subsection (c)—

(A) by inserting "CHARGEABILITY FOR DEPENDENT AREAS.—" after "(c)'° (B) by striking "a special immigrant" and all that follows through "201(b)" and inserting an alien described in section 20103)", and (C) by striking ", and the number" and all that follows through "one fiscal year"; (4) in subsection (d), by inserting "CHANGES IN TERRITORY.— " after "(d)"; and (5) by amending subsection (e) to read as follows: "(e) SPECIAL RULES FOR COUNTRIES AT CEIUNG.— If it is determined that the total number of immigrant visas made available under subsections (a) and (b) of section 203 to natives of any single foreign state or dependent area will exceed the numerical limitation specified in subsection (a)(2) in any fiscal year, in determining the allotment of immigrant visa numbers to natives under subsections (a) and (b) of section 203, visa numbers with respect to natives of that state or area shall be allocated (to the extent practicable and otherwise consistent with this section and section 203) in a manner so that— "(1) the ratio of the visa numbers made available under section 203(a) to the visa numbers made available under section 203(b) is equal to the ratio of the worldwide level of immigration under section 201(c) to such level under section 201(d); "(2) except as provided in subsection (a)(4), the proportion of the visa numbers made available under each of paragraphs (1) through (4) of section 203(a) is equal to the ratio of the total number of visas made available under the respective paragraph to the tot«d number of visas made available under section 203(a), and "(3) the proportion of the visa numbers made available under each of paragraphs (1) through (5) of section 203(b) is equal to the ratio of the total number of visas made available under the