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PUBLIC LAW 101-649—NOV. 29, 1990 104 STAT. 5005 1 section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) at the request of the organization in a religious vocation or occupation; and "(iii) has been carrying on such vocation, professional work, or other work continuously for at least the 2-year period described in clause (i);". (b) REFERENCE TO NEW NONIMMIGRANT CLASSIFICATION. — For establishment of nonimmigrant classification for religious workers, see section 209. SEC. 152. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT STATUS FOR CERTAIN ALIENS EMPLOYED 8 USC 1101 note. AT THE UNITED STATES MISSION IN HONG KONG (1) SPECIAL IMMIGRANTS). (a) IN GENERAL.— Subject to subsection (c), an alien described in - subsection (b) shall be treated as a special immigrant described in section 101(a)(27XD) of the Immigration and Nationality Act. (b) AuENS COVERED. —An alien is described in this subsection if— (1) the alien is— vv (A) an employee at the United States consulate in Hong Kong under the authority of the Chief of Mission (including empTojment pursuant to section 5913 of title 5, United States Code) who has performed faithful service for a total of three years or more, or (B) a member of the immediate family (as defined in 6 Foreign Affairs Manual 117k as of the date of the enactment of this Act) of an employee described in subparagraph (A) who has been living with the employee in the same household; (2) the welfare of the employee or such an immediate family member is subject to a clear threat due directly to the employ- ee's employment with the United States Government or under a United States Government official; and (3) the principal officer in Hong Kong, in the officer's discretion, has recommended the granting of special immigrant status to such alien in exceptional circumstances and the Secretary of State approves such recommendation and finds that it is in the national interest to grant such status. (c) EXPIRATION.—Subsection (a) shall only apply to aliens who file an application for special immigrant status under this section by not later than January 1, 2002. (d) LIMITED WAIVER OF NUMERICAL LIMITATIONS.—The first 500 visas made available to aliens as special immigrants under this section shall not be counted against any numerical limitation established under section 201 or 202 of the Immigration and Nationality Act. SEC. 153. SPECIAL IMMIGRANT STATUS FOR CERTAIN ALIENS DECLARED DEPENDENT ON A JUVENILE COURT (J SPECIAL IMMIGRANTS). (a) IN GENERAL.— Section 101(a)(27) (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(27)) is amended— (1) by striking "or" at the end of subparagraph (H), (2) by striking the period at the end of subparagraph (I) and inserting "; or", and (3) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph: "(J) an immigrant (i) who has been declared dependent on a juvenile court located in the United States and has been deemed eligible by that court for long-term foster care, and (ii) for whom