H.R. 249 (112th): To permit Members of Congress to administer the oath of allegiance to applicants for naturalization.

Jan 07, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
José Serrano
Representative for New York's 16th congressional district
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Jan 07, 2011
7 pages
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H.R. 405 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013


This bill was introduced on January 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 07, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 07, 2011

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Immigration and Border Security

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Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to permit each applicant for naturalization to choose to have the oath of allegiance for naturalization administered by a Member of Congress, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner (Member).
Limits the administration of the oath: (1) by a Senator to individuals who reside in the Senator's state; and (2) by a Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner to individuals who reside in the respective congressional district.
Limits the Member's authority solely to the administration of such oath.
Prohibits a Member from administering the oath during the 90-day period before any election for federal, state, or local office in which the Member is a candidate.
Requires a Member to administer the oath only at times and places designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Prohibits a Member from administering the oath during any period in which exclusive authority to administer it may be exercised by an eligible court for the person concerned, unless the court has waived such exclusive authority.

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