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  • Accuracy for Adoptees Act

    by Representative Jeff Denham

    Posted on 2013-12-23

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    DENHAM. Mr. Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the Speaker's table the bill (S. 1614) to require Certificates of Citizenship and other Federal documents to reflect name and date of birth determinations made by a State court and for other purposes, and ask for its immediate consideration in the House.

    The Clerk read the title of the bill.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the gentleman from California? There was no objection.

    The text of the bill is as follows: S. 1614 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Accuracy for Adoptees Act''.


    Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1431) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(c) A Certificate of Citizenship or other Federal document issued or requested to be amended under this section shall reflect the child's name and date of birth as indicated on a State court order, birth certificate, certificate of foreign birth, certificate of birth abroad, or similar State vital records document issued by the child's State of residence in the United States after the child has been adopted or readopted in that State.''.

    The bill was ordered to be read a third time, was read the third time, and passed, and a motion to reconsider was laid on the table.


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