To Amend the Nationality Act of 1940: Hearings, Seventy-seventh Congress, Second Session on H.R. 6250. February 17-19, 1942

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1942 - 81 pagini
Considers legislation to modify naturalization requirements and procedures, and to authorize citizenship revocation on disloyalty grounds.

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Pagina 10 - It may be conceded that a change of citizenship cannot be arbitrarily imposed, that is, imposed without the concurrence of the citizen. The law in controversy does not have that feature. It deals with a condition voluntarily entered into, with notice of the consequences.
Pagina 1 - States, except that he had not made the declaration of intention required by law and who during or prior to that time, because of misinformation regarding his citizenship status erroneously exercised the rights and performed the duties of a citizen of the United States in good faith, may file the petition for naturalization prescribed by law without making the preliminary declaration of intention required of other aliens, and upon satisfactory proof to the court that he has so acted may be admitted...
Pagina 12 - That any American woman who marries a foreigner shall take the nationality of her husband. At the termination of the marital relation she may resume her American citizenship, if abroad, by registering as an American citizen within one year with a consul of the United States, or by returning to reside in the United States, or, if residing in the United States at the termination of the marital...
Pagina 1 - States or from the district in which he last had his residence, such notice shall be given by publication in the manner provided for the service of summons by publication or upon absentees...
Pagina 19 - States attorneys for the respective districts, upon affidavit showing good cause therefor, to institute proceedings in any court specified in subsection (a) of section 310 of this title in the judicial district in which the naturalized citizen may reside at the time of bringing suit, for the purpose of revoking and setting aside the order admitting such person to citizenship and canceling the certificate of naturalization on the ground that such order and certificate of naturalization were illegally...
Pagina 11 - The power of naturalization, vested in Congress by the Constitution, is a power to confer citizenship, not a power to take it away.
Pagina 46 - Accepting, or performing the duties of, any office, post, or employment under the government of a foreign state...
Pagina 16 - Tenth. That any person not an alien enemy, who resided uninterruptedly within the United States during the period of five years next preceding July 1...
Pagina 62 - ... shall not become a citizen of the United States by reason of such marriage or naturalization; but, if eligible to citizenship, she may be naturalized upon full and complete compliance with all requirements of the naturalization laws...
Pagina 11 - ... standing, in the view of the Constitution, on the footing of a native. The Constitution does not authorize Congress to enlarge or abridge those rights. The simple power of the National Legislature is to prescribe a uniform rule of naturalization, and the exercise of this power exhausts it, so far as respects the individual. The Constitution then takes him up, and, among other rights, extends to him the capacity of suing in the courts of the United States, precisely under the same circumstances...

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