Summary: H.R.1206 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/13/2019)

This bill establishes that minors born in the outlying U.S. possessions (i.e., America Samoa and Swains Island) shall be eligible to obtain citizenship through a U.S. citizen parent. Currently, a child born outside the United States may automatically acquire citizenship through a parent by satisfying certain requirements.

The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to establish that this same citizenship path is available to non-citizen national minors. This path to citizenship is distinct from rights acquired at birth, and is open to individuals such as minors who were adopted by a U.S. citizen.