US HB140 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 30-0)
Status: Introduced on January 3 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-03 - Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
Pending: House Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Birthright Citizenship Act of 2019 This bill limits birthright citizenship by redefining what it means to be "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States. Currently, a person born in the United States and subject to U.S. jurisdiction is entitled to citizenship. Under the bill, a person is subject to U.S. jurisdiction if he or she is born to a parent who is (1) a U.S. citizen or national, (2) a lawful permanent resident residing in the United States, or (3) an alien performing active service in the Armed Forces. The bill does not affect the citizenship or nationality status of any person born before the bill's enactment date.

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Title

Birthright Citizenship Act of 2019

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-01-03HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Citizenship.
2019-01-03HouseReferred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
2019-01-03HouseIntroduced in House

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