Summary

H.R. 6223: To amend section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 to clarify that a period of employment abroad by the Chief of... Read More

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This bill was passed by Congress on Dec 17, 2012 but was not enacted before the end of its Congressional session.

Date Introduced
Jul 26, 2012

Bill Text

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To amend section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 to clarify that a period of employment abroad by the Chief of Mission or United States Armed Forces as a translator, interpreter, or in an executive level security position is to be counted as a period of residence and physical presence in the United States for purposes of qualifying for naturalization if at least a portion of such period was spent in Iraq or Afghanistan, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. CLARIFICATION WITH RESPECT TO ABSENCE FROM THE UNITED STATES DUE TO CERTAIN EMPLOYMENT BY CHIEF OF MISSION OR ARMED FORCES.

(a) In General.--Section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended to read as follows: ``(e) Naturalization.-- ``(1) In general.--A period of absence from the United States described in paragraph (2)-- ``(A) shall not be considered to break any period for which continuous residence or physical presence in the United States is required for naturalization under title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.); and ``(B) shall be treated as a period of residence and physical presence in the United States for purposes of satisfying the requirements for naturalization under such title. ``(2) Absence described.--A period of absence described in this paragraph is a period of absence from the United...

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Red T supports H.R. 6223 which proposes to amend § 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 because translators and interpreters in Afghanistan and Iraq have risked their lives and that of their families to provide an invaluable service to the U.S. Armed Forces. They deserve that their path to citizenship be expedited by the clarification set forth in this bill.

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Bill Summary

H.R. 6223: To amend section 1059(e) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 to clarify that a period of employment abroad by the Chief of Mission or United States Armed Forces as a translator, interpreter, or in a security-related position in an executive or managerial capacity is to be counted as a period of residence and physical presence in the United States for purposes of qualifying for naturalization, and for other purposes.

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