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H.R. 6580 - Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act
Sponsor: Don Bacon (R)
Introduced: 2018-09-26
Bill Status: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
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2d Session
H. R. 6580


September 26, 2018

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


    To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide for naturalization processes for the immediate relatives of first responders who die as a result of their employment, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Kerrie Orozco First Responders Family Support Act”.

SEC. 2. Naturalization for immediate relatives of first responders.

Section 319 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1430) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(f) Immediate relatives of first responders.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—Any person who is the surviving spouse, child, or parent of a United States citizen, whose citizen spouse, parent, or child dies as a result of injury or disease incurred in or aggravated by employment as a first responder, and who, in the case of a surviving spouse, was living in marital union with the citizen spouse at the time of his death, may be naturalized upon compliance with all the requirements of this title, except that no prior residence or specified physical presence within the United States shall be required.

“(2) DEFINITION.—For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘first responder’ means Federal, State, and local government fire, law enforcement, and emergency response personnel.”.

Passed the House of Representatives September 25, 2018.

    Attest:karen l. haas,   

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