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H.R.1781: Mustafa Akarsu Local Guard Force Support Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Michael McCaul, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 18 (8 Democrats, 10 Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action June 14, 2013
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
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Bill Summary

Mustafa Akarsu Local Guard Force Support Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide special immigrant status for the surviving spouse or child of a U.S. government employee killed abroad in the line of duty, provided that: (1) the employee had performed faithful service for at least 15 years; and (2) the principal officer of a Foreign Service establishment (or, in the case of the American Institute of Taiwan, the Director) recommends, and the Secretary of State approves, the granting of such status.

States that this Act shall be effective beginning on January 31, 2013, and shall have retroactive effect.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 14, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
April 26, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.