H.R. 16346 (93rd): A bill to confer U.S. citizenship on certain Vietnamese children and to provide for the adoption of such children by American families.

Introduced:
Aug 08, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Paul Cronin
Representative for Massachusetts's 5th congressional district
Party
Republican
Related Bills
H.R. 15187 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 04, 1974

 
Status

This bill was introduced on August 8, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Aug 08, 1974
Referred to Committee Aug 08, 1974
 
Summary

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8/8/1974--Introduced.
States the declaration of the Congress that thousands of children were fathered in Vietnam by United States citizens during the course of the Vietnam conflict.
States that the United States has a special responsibility to assist in facilitating the care and adoption of those children in South Vietnam whose parent is a United States citizen no longer providing parental care to the child.
Provides that children qualifying under this Act shall be citizens of the United States. Requires the Department of State to make arrangements necessary to inform properly accredited adoption agencies in the United States of children potentially eligible for the benefits of this Act. Provides for placing such children with suitable parents in the United States.

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