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Public Law No: 106-448 (11/06/2000)

 
[106th Congress Public Law 448]
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Public Law 106-448
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the 
oath of renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having 
       certain disabilities. <<NOTE: Nov. 6, 2000 -  [S. 2812]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. WAIVER OF OATH OF RENUNCIATION AND ALLEGIANCE FOR 
                            NATURALIZATION OF ALIENS HAVING 
                            CERTAIN DISABILITIES.

    Section 337(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 
1448(a)) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``The Attorney 
General may waive the taking of the oath by a person if in the opinion 
of the Attorney General the person is unable to understand, or to 
communicate an understanding of, its meaning because of a physical or 
developmental disability or mental impairment. If the Attorney General 
waives the taking of the oath by a person under the preceding sentence, 
the person shall be considered to have met the requirements of section 
316(a)(3) with respect to attachment to the principles of the 
Constitution and well disposition to the good order and happiness of the 
United States.''.

SEC. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE. <<NOTE: Applicability. 8 USC 1448 note.>> 

    The amendment made by section 1 shall apply to persons applying for 
naturalization before, on, or after the date of the enactment of this 
Act.

    Approved November 6, 2000.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2812 (H.R. 4838):
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 146 (2000):
            July 21, considered and passed Senate.
            Oct. 10, considered and passed House, amended, in lieu of 
                H.R. 4838.
            Oct. 19, Senate concurred in House amendment.

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