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house Bill H.R. 1543

Easing Citizenship Requirements for Elderly Immigrants

Argument in favor

It's appropriate for elderly immigrants to be able to bypass learning English, American history, and what the U.S. Constitution offers them, and instead just be. Besides, most people born here have no idea what their constitutional rights are anyway.

Argument opposed

Anyone who wants to be a U.S. citizen should learn about their rights, America's history, and be able to speak English. Exempting the elderly from these requirements is both agist and anti-democratic; the elderly are old, not dead.

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    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house has not voted
      house Committees
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedApril 12th, 2013
    Naturalization is the voluntary process by which the status of U.S. citizenship is granted to foreign citizens or nationals after they have fulfilled the requirements established by Congress.
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