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Public Law No: 116-133 (03/26/2020)

 
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Public Law 116-133
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
   To facilitate the automatic acquisition of citizenship for lawful 
permanent resident children of military and Federal Government personnel 
residing abroad, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Mar. 26, 2020 -  [H.R. 
                                4803]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Citizenship for 
Children of Military Members and Civil Servants Act. 8 USC 1101 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Citizenship for Children of Military 
Members and Civil Servants Act''.
SEC. 2. FACILITATING THE AUTOMATIC ACQUISITION OF CITIZENSHIP FOR 
                    LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT CHILDREN OF MILITARY 
                    AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PERSONNEL RESIDING 
                    ABROAD.

    (a) In General.--Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act 
(8 U.S.C. 1431) is amended--
            (1) by striking the section header and inserting ``children 
        born outside the united states and lawfully admitted for 
        permanent residence; conditions under which citizenship 
        automatically acquired'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and
            (3) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

    ``(c) Subsection (a)(3) is deemed satisfied in the case of a child 
who is lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States 
if--
            ``(1) the child is residing in the legal and physical 
        custody of a citizen parent who is--
                    ``(A) stationed and residing abroad as an employee 
                of the Government of the United States; or
                    ``(B) residing abroad in marital union with an 
                employee of the Government of the United States who is 
                stationed abroad; or
            ``(2) the child is--
                    ``(A) residing in the legal and physical custody of 
                a citizen parent who is--
                          ``(i) stationed and residing abroad as a 
                      member of the Armed Forces of the United States; 
                      or
                          ``(ii) authorized to accompany and reside 
                      abroad with a member of the Armed Forces of the 
                      United States pursuant to the member's official 
                      orders, and is so accompanying and residing abroad 
                      with the member in marital union; and
                    ``(B) authorized to accompany such member and reside 
                abroad with the member pursuant to the member's official

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                orders, and is so accompanying and residing with the 
                member.''.

    (b) Conforming Amendment.--The table of contents for the Immigration 
and Nationality Act is amended by striking the item relating to section 
320 and inserting the following:

``Sec. 320. Children born outside the United States and lawfully 
           admitted for permanent residence; conditions under which 
           citizenship automatically acquired.''.

SEC. 3. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS.

    The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of complying with 
the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, shall be determined by 
reference to the latest statement titled ``Budgetary Effects of PAYGO 
Legislation'' for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional 
Record by the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, provided that such 
statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

    Approved March 26, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4803:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 165 (2019):
                                    Dec. 3, considered and passed House.
                                                        Vol. 166 (2020):
                                    Mar. 5, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

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