Summary

2/4/2013--Introduced.Fallen Heroes Family Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include as a nonimmigrant alien an alien who is the parent of a child... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Feb 4, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Feb 4, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for nonimmigrant status for an alien who is the parent or legal guardian of a United States citizen child if the child was born abroad and is the child of a deceased member of the Armed Forces of the United States.

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 ``Fallen Heroes Family Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. NONIMMIGRANT STATUS FOR ALIEN PARENT OF U.S. CITIZEN CHILD OF DECEASED MEMBER OF ARMED FORCES.

Section 101(a)(15) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(15)) is amended-- (1) in subparagraph (U), by striking ``or'' at the end; (2) in subparagraph (V), by striking the period at the end and inserting ``; or''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(W) subject to section 214(s), an alien who is the parent of a child who-- ``(i) is a United States citizen; ``(ii) was born outside the United States and its outlying possessions; and ``(iii) had a natural parent who-- ``(I) served honorably in an active-duty status in the military, air, or naval forces of the United States; and ``(II) died on or after September 11, 2001, as a result of injury or disease incurred in or aggravated by that service.''.

SEC. 3. PARENT TO INCLUDE LEGAL GUARDIAN.

Section 101(b)(2) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(b)(2)) is amended...

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Bill Summary

2/4/2013--Introduced.Fallen Heroes Family Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include as a nonimmigrant alien an alien who is the parent of a child who: (1) is a U.S. citizen; (2) was born outside the United States and its outlying possessions; and (3) had a natural parent who served honorably in an active-duty status in the U.S. Armed Forces and died on or after September 11, 2001, from an injury or disease incurred in or aggravated by that service. Defines "parent" to include a legal guardian or other person standing in loco parentis for purposes of: (1) such nonimmigrant alien; and (2) immediate relative status with respect to aliens who are not subject to direct numerical limitations. Sets forth related conditions concerning: (1) employment, (2) period of authorized admission, and (3) number of aliens to be admitted for each such child.

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