S. 2516 (110th): Kendell Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act

Introduced:
Dec 18, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 110-251.
Sponsor
Barbara Mikulski
Senator from Maryland
Party
Democrat
Text
Read Text »
Last Updated
Jun 10, 2008
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 2165 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 21, 2005

H.R. 2884 (Related)
Kendell Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act

Passed House
Last Action: Nov 06, 2007

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on June 26, 2008.

Progress
Introduced Dec 18, 2007
Referred to Committee Dec 18, 2007
Passed Senate Mar 11, 2008
Passed House Jun 09, 2008
Signed by the President Jun 26, 2008
 
Full Title

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

Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

S. stands for Senate bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


6/26/2008--Public Law.
Kendell Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act -
Section 2 -
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) to use the fingerprints provided by an individual at the time of military enlistment or at the time of applying for (immigration) status adjustment to satisfy any naturalization background or security requirements if:
(1) the individual may be naturalized under the Immigration and Nationality Act, was fingerprinted in accordance with Department of Defense (DOD) requirements, and submits a naturalization application within 24 months of enlistment or provides the required biometric information at the time of application for status adjustment if filed within 24 months after enlistment; and
(2) the Secretary determines that the biometric information provided, including fingerprints, is sufficient to conduct the naturalization background and security checks.
Directs the Secretary to: (1) determine the format for biometric information, including fingerprints; (2) implement procedures for electronic transmission of biometric information that will safeguard privacy and civil liberties; and (3) provide for centralization of naturalization applications of active duty personnel serving abroad and such applications' expedited processing.
Section 3 -
Directs the Secretary to update the appropriate Internet websites to reflect naturalization law changes.
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Secretary should make necessary updates to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) application forms.
Section 4 -
Directs the Secretary to report to the appropriate congressional committees with respect to the adjudication of military service-related naturalization applications.
Directs the Comptroller General to conduct a study and report to the appropriate congressional committees with respect to implementation of this Act by the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Defense.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of S. 2516 (110th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus