H.R. 1868 (111th): Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009

Introduced:
Apr 02, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Nathan Deal
Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 02, 2009
Length
3 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced on April 2, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 02, 2009
Referred to Committee Apr 02, 2009
 
Full Title

To amend section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.

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Cosponsors
95 cosponsors (93R, 2D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/2/2009--Introduced.
Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to consider a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for citizenship at birth purposes if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national; (2) a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States; or (3) an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.

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