H. R. 1680
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 23, 2013
Mr. Grijalva introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To render all enrolled members of the Tohono O’odham Nation citizens of the United States as of the date of their enrollment and to recognize the valid membership credential of the Tohono O’odham Nation as the legal equivalent of a certificate of citizenship or a State-issued birth certificate for all Federal purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Tohono O’odham Citizenship Act of
Naturalization for Tohono O’odham
Chapter 2 of title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act ( 8 U.S.C. 1421 et seq. ) is amended by inserting after section 322 the following:
Enrolled members of Tohono O’odham nation
Granting of citizenship
A person who is listed on the official membership roll of the Tohono O’odham Nation, a federally recognized American Indian nation located in Arizona, is a citizen of the United States as of the date on which such listing occurs.
No derivative benefits to relatives
Nothing in this section shall be construed as providing for any benefit under this Act for any spouse, son, daughter, or other relative of a person granted citizenship under this section.
The table of contents of the Immigration and Nationality Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 322 the following new item:
Sec. 323. Enrolled members of Tohono O’odham Nation.
Treatment of tribal membership credential
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the valid membership credential issued to a person who is listed on the official membership roll of the Tohono O’odham Nation pursuant to the laws of the Tohono O’odham Nation shall be considered, for all purposes subject to Federal law, equivalent to—
a certificate of citizenship issued under section 341(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act ( 8 U.S.C. 1452(a) ) to persons who satisfy the requirements of such section; and
a State-issued birth certificate.