Text: H.R.4007 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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HR 4007 IH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 4007
To provide the children of female United States citizens born abroad before
May 24, 1934, and their descendants, with the same rights to citizenship at
birth as children born of male citizens abroad.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
NOVEMBER 26, 1991
Mr. MINETA (for himself, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. EDWARDS of California, Mr. CHANDLER,
Mrs. MINK, and Mrs. SCHROEDER) introduced the following bill; which was
referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
A BILL
To provide the children of female United States citizens born abroad before
May 24, 1934, and their descendants, with the same rights to citizenship at
birth as children born of male citizens abroad.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `Equity in Citizenship Act of 1991'.
SEC. 2. EQUAL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS OF CHILDREN BORN ABROAD.
  (a) IN GENERAL- Section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8
  U.S.C. 1401) is amended--
  (1) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (g) and inserting `;
  and', and
  (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:
  `(h) a person born before noon (Eastern Standard Time) May 24, 1934, outside
  the limits and jurisdiction of the United States of an alien father and
  a mother who is a citizen of the United States who, prior to the birth of
  such person, had resided in the United States.'.
  (b) WAIVER OF RETENTION REQUIREMENTS- Any provision of law (including section
  301(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as in effect before October
  10, 1978), and the provisos of section 201(g) of the Nationality Act of 1940)
  that provided for a person's loss of citizenship or nationality if the person
  failed to come to, or reside or be physically present in, the United States
  shall not apply in the case of a person claiming United States citizenship
  based on such person's descent from an individual described in section
  301(h) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (as added by subsection (a)).
  (c) RETROACTIVE APPLICATION- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply
  to persons born before noon (Eastern Standard Time) May 24, 1934, and the
  provisions of subsection (b) shall apply to persons born at any time. The
  immigration and nationality laws of the United States shall be applied (to
  persons born before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this Act)
  as though such amendment and such subsection had been in effect as of the
  date of their birth. However, the retroactive application of the amendment
  and provision shall not affect the validity of citizenship of anyone who
  has obtained citizenship under section 1993 of the Revised Statutes (as
  in effect before the enactment of the Act of May 24, 1934, 48 Stat. 797).