H.R. 126 (111th): To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit citizenship at birth, merely by virtue of birth in the United States, to persons with citizen or legal resident mothers.


Jan 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 6, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Elton Gallegly

Representative for California's 24th congressional district



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1/6/2009--Introduced.Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to limit citizenship at birth to persons born in the United States to mothers who are U.S. citizens or legal residents. Read more >

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Jan 6, 2009

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 126”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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H.R. 705 (104th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 26, 1995

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