Summary

H.R. 4021: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to waive certain requirements for naturalization for American Samoan United States nationals to become United States citizens. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Feb 14, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to waive certain requirements for naturalization for American Samoan United States nationals to become United States citizens.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINDINGS.

The Congress finds the following: (1) Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, persons born in Puerto Rico, Guam, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands are citizens of the United States at birth. Persons born in the United States territory of American Samoa are nationals of the United States, but not citizens, at birth. (2) The term ``national of the United States'' is defined under the Immigration and Nationality Act to include persons who, though not citizens of the United States, owe permanent allegiance to the United States. (3) For more than 100 years, American Samoans who are United States nationals have demonstrated their loyalty and allegiance to the United States. On April 17, 1900, the village chiefs of Tutuila and Aunu'u ceded their islands to the United States. On July 16, 1904, his Majesty King Tuimanu'a of the Manu'a Islands and his village chiefs did the same. On February 20, 1929, the United States Congress officially ratified the Treaty of Cession of Tutuila and Aunu'u and the Treaty of Cession of Manu'a. On March 4, 1925, by Joint Resolution of the United States Congress, American sovereignty was officially extended over Swains Island and it was...

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Bill Summary

H.R. 4021: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to waive certain requirements for naturalization for American Samoan United States nationals to become United States citizens.

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