[Congressional Record: December 6, 2001 (Senate)]
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IN SUPPORT OF THE TERRORIST VICTIM CITIZENSHIP RELIEF ACT
Mr. TORRICELLI. Madam President, I rise today to support the
Terrorist Victim Citizenship Relief Act, legislation introduced
yesterday by Senator Corzine. While we all know the horror of the
terrorist attacks of September 11, many who lost a loved during those
tragic events face additional difficulties that our fellow Americans do
One such person is Deena Gilbey, a young women living with her family
in New Jersey. On September 11, Mrs. Gilbey lost not only her husband
Paul, but because she had been residing in the United States on her
husband Paul's work visa, she faced deportation upon his passing.
There are still many unresolved issues that Mrs. Gilbey and those
like her face. The Terrorist Victim Citizenship Relief Act is designed
to provide relief to families that face potential deportation and other
difficulties because of the death of their primary visa holder on
September 11. It would enable them to address many of the daunting
issues by conferring United States citizenship upon them.
I want to thank Senator Corzine for introducing this legislation and
am pleased to be a cosponsor of it. I urge my fellow Senators to join
in support of this measure.
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