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H.R. 7670: Defend New Americans Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 20, 2020 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

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

Context

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 ...


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116th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7670

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 20, 2020

(for himself, Mr. Espaillat, and Mrs. Torres of California) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To prevent the establishment of a denaturalization section in the Department of Justice, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Defend New Americans Act.

2.

Prohibition

No Federal funds may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the policy of the Department of Justice, issued February 26, 2020, to establish a denaturalization section in the Office of Immigration Litigation of the Civil Division of the Department of Justice or any successor policy.