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house Bill H.R. 1680

Granting U.S. Citizenship to All Official Members of the Tohono O'odham Nation

Argument in favor

Corrects a past legislative oversight and correctly provides dual citizenship.

Argument opposed

Will these citizenship equivalents function effectively nationally and internationally?

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  • Not enacted
    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 23rd, 2013

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Title

Tohono O'odham Citizenship Act of 2013

Official Title

To render all enrolled members of the Tohono O'odham Nation citizens of the United States as of the date of their enrollment and to recognize the valid membership credential of the Tohono O'odham Nation as the legal equivalent of a certificate of citizenship or a State-issued birth certificate for all Federal purposes.

Summary

Tohono O'odham Citizenship Act of 2013 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to make a person listed on the official membership roll of the Tohono O'odham Nation (a federally recognized American Indian nation in Arizona) a U.S. citizen as of the date of such listing. States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to provide any benefit for a spouse, son, daughter, or other relative of a person granted citizenship under this Act. Considers the valid membership credential issued to a person listed on the official Tohono O'odham Nation membership roll the equivalent of a certificate of citizenship and a state-issued birth certificate.