Summary: H.R.5599 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.5599. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (07/09/1992)

Nationality and Naturalization Amendments of 1992 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to grant U.S. citizenship at birth to a person born before noon May 24, 1934, outside the limits and jurisdiction of the United States to an alien father and U.S. citizen mother who, prior to the birth of such person, had resided in the United States.

Waives the physical U.S. presence requirements for a person claiming U.S. citizenship based upon descent from a person described above.

Makes such provisions retroactive.

Waives the government knowledge naturalization requirement for persons: (1) over age 50 who have resided in the United States as permanent residents for at least 20 years; or (2) over age 55 who have resided in the United States as permanent residents for at least 15 years. Waives such requirement and the English language requirement for persons who are unable to comply because of physical, mental, or developmental impairment. (Current law waives the English language requirement for persons unable to comply because of physical impairment.)

Changes the residence requirement language from "residing permanently" to "physically present" for purposes of naturalization of children born outside the United States.