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Child Citizenship Act of 2000

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10/30/2000: Became Public Law No: 106-395.

Title: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to confer United States citizenship automatically and retroactively on certain foreign-born children adopted by citizens of the United States.

SUMMARY AS OF: 9/19/2000--Passed House, amended. (There are two other summaries.)

Title I: Citizenship for Certain Children Born Outside the United States

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide automatic U.S. citizenship for a child born outside the United States when the following conditions are met:

  1. at least one parent is a U.S. citizen;
  2. the child is under 18 years old; and
  3. the child is residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the citizen parent pursuant to a lawful admission for permanent residence.

Applies such provision to an adopted child meeting certain definitional requirements who is adopted by a U.S. citizen parent.

Provides for issuance of a certificate of naturalization for a child born outside of the United States when the following conditions are met:

  1. at least one parent is a U.S. citizen who has been present in the United States for not less than five years, at least two of which were after having attained the age of 14, or who has a citizen parent meeting such requirements;
  2. the child is under 18 years old; and
  3. the child is residing outside the United States in the legal and physical custody of the citizen parent, is temporarily and lawfully present in the United States, and is maintaining such lawful status.

Applies such provision to an adopted child meeting certain definitional requirements who is adopted by a U.S. citizen parent.

Title II: Protections for Certain Aliens Voting Based on Reasonable Belief of Citizenship

Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act respecting unlawful voting or false U.S. citizenship claims by permanent resident aliens under 16 years old having natural or adoptive U.S. citizen parents, to provide exceptions from certain provisions regarding deportability, moral character, inadmissability or related criminal penalties.

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