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S 2812 RS

Calendar No. 693

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2812

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the oath of renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having certain disabilities.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 29, 2000

Mr. HATCH (for himself, Mr. DODD, Mrs. FEINSTEIN, Mr. DEWINE, Mr. KOHL, Mr. FEINGOLD, and Mr. KENNEDY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

July 20, 2000

Reported by Mr. HATCH, without amendment


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the oath of renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having certain disabilities.

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

SECTION 1. WAIVER OF OATH OF RENUNCIATION AND ALLEGIANCE FOR NATURALIZATION OF ALIENS HAVING CERTAIN DISABILITIES.

(a) IN GENERAL- The last sentence of section 337(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1448(a)) is amended to read as follows: `The Attorney General may waive the taking of the oath if in the opinion of the Attorney General the applicant for naturalization is an individual with a disability, or a child, who is unable to understand or communicate an understanding of the meaning of the oath. If the Attorney General waives the oath for such an individual, the individual shall be considered to have met the requirements of section 316(a)(3) as to attachment to the Constitution and well disposition to the United States.'.

(b) EFFECTIVE DATE- The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply to individuals who applied for naturalization before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act.

Calendar No. 693

106th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2812

A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide a waiver of the oath of renunciation and allegiance for naturalization of aliens having certain disabilities.


July 20, 2000

Reported without amendment

END

 



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