protected individual

(3) “Protected individual” defined As used in paragraph (1), the term “protected individual” means an individual who— (A) is a citizen or national of the United States, or (B) is an alien who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence, is granted the status of an alien lawfully admitted for temporary residence under section 1160(a) or 1255a(a)(1) of this title , is admitted as a refugee under section 1157 of this title , or is granted asylum under section 1158 of this title ; but does not include (i) an alien who fails to apply for naturalization within six months of the date the alien first becomes eligible (by virtue of period of lawful permanent residence) to apply for naturalization or, if later, within six months after November 6, 1986 , and (ii) an alien who has applied on a timely basis, but has not been naturalized as a citizen within 2 years after the date of the application, unless the alien can establish that the alien is actively pursuing naturalization, except that time consumed in the Service’s processing the application shall not be counted toward the 2-year period.


8 USC § 1324b(a)(3)

Scoping language

None identified, default scope is assumed to be the parent (part VIII) of this section.
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