Section-by-Section Summary of the US Citizenship Act

Section-by-Section Summary of the US Citizenship Act

SEC. 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Sec. 1(a).––Short Title. Names this Act the “US Citizenship Act”.

Sec. 1(b).––Table of Contents. Provides a table of contents for the entire Act.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

Sec. 2(a).––Any term used in this Act that is used in the immigration laws shall have the meaning given such term in the immigration laws.

Sec. 3(b).––The term “immigration laws” has the meaning given the term in section 101(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)).

Sec. 3(c). –– The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Homeland Security.

SEC. 3. TERMINOLOGY.

Sec. 3(a).––Strikes the term “alien” from the definition in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), section 101(a)(3), replacing it with the term “noncitizen.”

Sec. 3(b).––Replaces all references to “alien” in the INA with “noncitizen.”

Sec. 3(c).––Replaces all references to “alien” in the U.S. Code and uncodified provisions of the Statutes at Large, where such term references a person who is not a citizen or national of the U.S., with “noncitizen.”

Sec. 3(d).––Deems all references to “alien” in regulations and other written instruments issued by the executive branch to refer to a “noncitizen.”

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