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      Senate Committee on the Judiciary
    IntroducedMarch 9th, 2010

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Title

Adoption Fairness Act

Official Title

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security from charging a fee for a Certificate of Citizenship for a foreign-born child adopted within the United States and for other purposes.

Summary

Adoption Fairness Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to prohibit the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) from charging a fee for the issuance of a Certificate of Citizenship for a child who is adopted by a U.S.-citizen parent and who is eligible for automatic citizenship regardless of whether the child's adoption was finalized in the United States or in a foreign country. Directs the Secretary to: (1) implement measures to facilitate the timely issuance of such Certificates; and (2) report to Congress regarding recommendations to streamline the Certificate process.

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