H.R. 932: Support and Defend Our Military Personnel and Their Families Act

Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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Mike Thompson
Representative for California's 5th congressional district
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Feb 28, 2013
6 pages
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H.R. 3761 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 20, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 28, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 28, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 28, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
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7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to protect the well-being of soldiers and their families, and for other purposes.


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5 cosponsors (4D, 1R) (show)

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Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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Support and Defend Our Military Personnel and Their Families Act - States that any person who serves or has served under honorable conditions as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces in support of contingency operations shall be eligible for naturalization as if the person had served during a period of presidentially-designated military hostilities.
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to extend the period for filing a naturalization application to one year after completion of eligible military service.
Exempts from worldwide immigrant visa numerical limitations an alien who is eligible for a family-sponsored immigrant visa and is either the spouse or child of a permanent resident alien who is serving in the Armed Forces.
Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to adjust to permanent resident status an alien who is a parent, spouse, child, son or daughter, or minor sibling of a person who is serving or has served in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions. Permits posthumous benefits under specified circumstances.
States that with respect to a removal proceeding under INA:
(1) a notice to appear shall not be issued against an alien who serves or has served under honorable conditions in the Armed Forces without the Secretary's prior approval;
(2) the Secretary, in determining whether to issue a notice, shall consider the alien's eligibility for naturalization, military service record, grounds of deportability, and any hardship to the Armed Forces, the alien, and his or her family if the alien were to be placed in removal proceedings; and
(3) an alien who serves or has served under honorable conditions in the Armed Forces shall not be removed from the United States under specified grounds.

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