H.R. 140 (112th): Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jan 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S. 723 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 05, 2011

Sponsor
Steve King
Representative for Iowa's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 05, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 140 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013

S. 723 (Related)
Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 05, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 5, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2011
 
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.

Summary

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Cosponsors
90 cosponsors (90R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/5/2011--Introduced.
Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 - 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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