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H.R. 7670: Defend New Americans Act

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Is the new governmental office necessary or an unjustified anti-immigrant tactic?


When a foreign-born person becomes an American citizen — often a long and expensive process — they are called “naturalized citizens.” From 2009 to 2019, more than 7.2 million people became naturalized citizens. Naturalized citizens are also projected to make up a record 9.8 percent of eligible voters for the 2020 elections.

Through the Justice Department, the federal government is able to “denaturalize” any of these citizens if they choose. The practice is extremely rare, only occurring 228 times since 2008, and ostensibly to be used only for serious crimes such as treason.

The frequency of denaturalizations has increased during the Trump Administration, almost doubling the per-year average relative to the Obama Administration. In February 2020, the Trump ...

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Salud Carbajal

Sponsor. Representative for California's 24th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2020
Length: 2 pages
Jul 20, 2020
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 20, 2020

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 20, 2020. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

1% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 20, 2020

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H.R. 7670 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 7670. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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