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H.R.932: Support and Defend Our Military Personnel and Their Families Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about immigration
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Sponsor Mike Thompson, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 5 (4 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Feb. 28, 2013
Latest Major Action April 8, 2013
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Bill Summary

Support and Defend Our Military Personnel and Their Families Act - States that any person who serves or has served under honorable conditions as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces in support of contingency operations shall be eligible for naturalization as if the person had served during a period of presidentially-designated military hostilities.

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to extend the period for filing a naturalization application to one year after completion of eligible military service.

Exempts from worldwide immigrant visa numerical limitations an alien who is eligible for a family-sponsored immigrant visa and is either the spouse or child of a permanent resident alien who is serving in the Armed Forces.

Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to adjust to permanent resident status an alien who is a parent, spouse, child, son or daughter, or minor sibling of a person who is serving or has served in the Armed Forces unde...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 8, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration And Border Security.
Feb. 28, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.