H.R. 2429 (102nd): Overseas American Children’s Human Rights Act of 1991

May 22, 1991 (102nd Congress, 1991–1992)
Died (Referred to Committee)
William “Bill” Alexander Jr.
Representative for Arkansas's 1st congressional district
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H.R. 1380 (101st) was a previous version of this bill.

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H.R. 4561 (identical)

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Last Action: Mar 25, 1992


This bill was introduced on May 22, 1991, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 22, 1991
Referred to Committee May 22, 1991
Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act for children born to U.S. citizens abroad.


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Immigration and Border Security

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Overseas American Children's Human Rights Act of 1991 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act with regard to U.S. citizenship (nationality) for children born abroad to U.S. citizen parents to:
(1) repeal the provision regarding a child born to parents one of whom is a citizen and the other of whom is a national;
(2) give U.S. citizenship to a child born to parents one of whom is a citizen and the other of whom is an alien if the citizen parent has been present in the United States one year (currently such parent must have five years' presence, two of which were after attaining the age of 14 years); and
(3) give citizenship to a child born abroad to a U.S. citizen, in or out of wedlock, who would otherwise be stateless at birth.

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