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house Bill H.R. 6397

Marine Sergeant Michael H. Ferschke, Jr. Memorial Act

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Marine Sergeant Michael H. Ferschke, Jr. Memorial Act

Official Title

To amend section 101(a)(35) of the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for a marriage for which the parties are not physically in the presence of each other due to service abroad in the Armed Forces of the United States.


Marine Sergeant Michael H. Ferschke, Jr. Memorial Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to count as a spouse, wife, or husband a party to a marriage ceremony in which the parties were not in each other's physical presence, and the marriage was not consummated, if the failure to consummate was caused by physical separation because of one party's active-duty status abroad in the U.S. Armed Forces. States that the budgetary effects of this Act for purposes of Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 compliance shall be determined by reference to the latest statement titled "Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation" for this Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the House of Representatives, provided that such statement has been submitted prior to the vote on passage.

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      Committee on the Judiciary
  • The house Passed November 15th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on the Budget
      Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedNovember 15th, 2010

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