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Adoption Fairness Act
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.
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.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not voted
Committee on the JudiciaryIntroducedMarch 9th, 2010
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