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H.R.435: Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about armed forces and national security
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Sponsor Mike Coffman, R-Colo.
Total Cosponsors 17 (11 Democrats, 6 Republicans)
Introduced Jan. 29, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 28, 2013
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Bill Summary

Military Enlistment Opportunity Act of 2013 - Amends citizenship and residency qualifications for enlistment in the armed forces to permit enlistment of additional persons who: (1) have resided continuously in a lawful status in the United States for at least two years, or (2) possess an employment authorization document issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services under requirements of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy entitled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Requires authorized enlistees who are not citizens or other nationals of the United States or lawfully admitted for permanent residence to be adjusted to the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence under an exception to specified provisions of Immigration and Nationality Act. (Such enlistees need not establish that they entered the United States prior to January 1, 1972, or comply with other specified requirements.)

Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
Jan. 29, 2013 Referred to House Judiciary
Jan. 29, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services