H. R. 1781
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 26, 2013
Mr. McCaul(for himself,Mr. Cohen,Mr. Pierluisi,Mr. Whitfield,Mr. Connolly,Mr. Cuellar, andMs. Foxx) introduced the following bill; which was referred to theCommittee on the Judiciary
To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for special immigrant status for certain spouses and children of employees of the United States Government abroad killed in the line of duty.
This Act may be cited as the
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Special immigrant status for certain surviving spouses and children
an immigrant who is an employee;
by inserting the following:
an immigrant who is the surviving spouse or child of an employee of the United States Government abroad killed in the line of duty, provided that the employee had performed faithful service for a total of fifteen years, or more, and that the principal officer of a Foreign Service establishment (or, in the case of the American Institute of Taiwan, the Director thereof) in his discretion, recommends the granting of special immigrant status to the spouse and children and theSecretary of Stateapproves such recommendation and find that it is in the national interest to grant such status;
This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall take effect beginning on January 31, 2013, and shall have retroactive effect.