H.R. 4533 (109th): Kendell Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act

Dec 14, 2005 (109th Congress, 2005–2006)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Elijah Cummings
Representative for Maryland's 7th congressional district
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Dec 14, 2005
4 pages
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H.R. 2884 (110th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Nov 06, 2007

S. 2097 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 14, 2005


This bill was introduced on December 14, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Dec 14, 2005
Referred to Committee Dec 14, 2005
Full Title

To assist members of the Armed Forces in obtaining United States citizenship, and for other purposes.


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4 cosponsors (4D) (show)

House Armed Services

Military Personnel

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Kendell Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to use the fingerprints provided by an individual at the time of military enlistment to satisfy any fingerprint requirements as part of an application for naturalization if the individual:
(1) may be naturalized under provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act;
(2) was fingerprinted in accordance with requirements of the Department of Defense (DOD) at the time of enlistment; and
(3) submits an application for naturalization within 12 months after the date of enlistment.
Requires the Secretary of Defense to establish the position of Citizenship Advocate at each military entry processing station to provide information to members of the Armed Forces on the naturalization process.

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