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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 6, 2002

Statement by the Press Secretary

On Tuesday, August 6, 2002, the President signed into law:

H.R. 1209, the "Child Status Protection Act", allows aliens who have filed applications or petitions as children under the Immigration and Nationality Act to remain eligible as children after turning 21 years of age under a number of circumstances;

S.J.Res. 13, which confers honorary citizenship of the United States posthumously on Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roche Gilbert du Motier, the Marquis de Lafayette.