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H.R. 2759 (115th): NATS Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 26, 2017 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2759

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 26, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Serrano, Mrs. Napolitano, Mrs. Davis of California, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Gutiérrez, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Correa, Mr. Vela, and Mr. Evans) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services

A BILL

To establish naturalization offices at initial military training sites.

1.

Short Title

This Act may be cited as the Naturalization At Training Sites Act of 2017 or the NATS Act.

2.

Establishment and Use of Naturalization Offices at Initial Military Training Sites

(a)

In general

The Secretary of Defense, and the Secretary of Homeland Security with respect to the Coast Guard, shall establish a naturalization office at each initial military training site of the Armed Forces.

(b)

Outreach

The Secretary concerned shall take steps to identify members of the Armed Forces who are not citizens of the United States and to inform such members of the availability and services of a naturalization office at initial military training sites.

(c)

Trained personnel

The Secretary concerned shall retain trained personnel at a naturalization office at an initial military training site to provide services to members of the Armed Forces who are not citizens of the United States.

(d)

Assignment preference

Pending the establishment of a naturalization office at all initial military training sites, the Secretary concerned, to the extent practicable, shall assign a new member of the Armed Forces who is not a citizen of the United States to an initial military training site that has a naturalization office.

(e)

Secretary concerned defined

In this section, the term Secretary concerned has the meaning given that term in section 101(a) of title 10, United States Code.