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H. R. 2434
For the relief of John Castellano.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 11, 2003
Mr. Rohrabacher (for himself and Ms. Harman) introduced the following
bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
For the relief of John Castellano.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. GRANTING POSTHUMOUS CITIZENSHIP TO JOHN CASTELLANO.
(a) Authority of Secretary of Homeland Security.--Notwithstanding
the Immigration and Nationality Act or any other provision of law, the
Secretary of Homeland Security shall grant, in accordance with this
Act, posthumous citizenship at the time of death to John Castellano,
who died July 7, 1937, if the Secretary approves an application for
posthumous citizenship under subsection (b).
(b) Request for Posthumous Citizenship.--A request for the granting
of posthumous citizenship to the individual referred to in subsection
(a) may be filed on behalf of the individual only by the next-of-kin
(as determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security) or another
representative (as determined by the Secretary). The Secretary shall
approve such a request respecting the individual referred to in
subsection (a) if the request is filed not later than 2 years after the
date of the enactment of this Act and the Secretary finds that the
individual satisfied the requirements of subsection (c).
(c) Criteria for Granting of Posthumous Citizenship.--The
requirements referred to in subsection (b) are that the individual
referred to in subsection (a) is a person who, while an alien or a
noncitizen national of the United States served honorably in an active-
duty status in the military, air, or naval forces of the United States
during any period described in the first sentence of section 329(a) of
the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1440(a)), and satisfied
the requirements of clause (1) or (2) of the first sentence of section
329(a). The executive department under which the person so served shall
determine whether the individual satisfied the requirements of
paragraphs (1) and (2).
(d) Documentation of Posthumous Citizenship.--If the Secretary of
Homeland Security approves such a request to grant the individual
referred to in subsection (a) posthumous citizenship, the Secretary
shall send to the person who filed the request a suitable document
which states that the United States considers the person to have been a
citizen of the United States at the time of the individual's death.
(e) No Benefits to Survivors.--Nothing in this Act shall be
construed as providing for any benefits under this Act for any spouse,
son, daughter, or other relative of a person granted posthumous
citizenship under this section.
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