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Introduced in Senate (10/12/2011)


112th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 1698


To add engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States to the list of acts for which United States nationals would lose their nationality.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 12, 2011

Mr. Lieberman (for himself and Mr. Brown of Massachusetts) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To add engaging in or supporting hostilities against the United States to the list of acts for which United States nationals would lose their nationality.

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 “Enemy Expatriation Act”.

SEC. 2. Loss of nationality.

(a) In general.—Section 349 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1481) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) in each of paragraphs (1) through (6), by striking “or” at the end;

(B) in paragraph (7), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following:

“(8) engaging in, or purposefully and materially supporting, hostilities against the United States.”; and

(2) by adding at the end the following:

“(c) For purposes of this section, the term ‘hostilities’ means any conflict subject to the laws of war.”.

(b) Technical amendment.—Section 351(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1483(a)) is amended by striking “(6) and (7)” and inserting “(6), (7), and (8)”.


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