S 430

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 430

To modify the naturalization requirements related to physical presence in the United States for alien translators granted special immigrant status, and for other purposes.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 2, 2011

Mr. LEVIN (for himself and Mr. LEAHY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To modify the naturalization requirements related to physical presence in the United States for alien translators granted special immigrant status, 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. MODIFICATION OF PHYSICAL PRESENCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ALIENS SERVING AS TRANSLATORS.

    Section 1059(e)(1) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006 (Public Law 109-163; 8 U.S.C. 1101 note) is amended to read as follows:

      `(1) IN GENERAL-

        `(A) CONTINUOUS RESIDENCE- An absence from the United States described in paragraph (2) shall not be considered to break any period for which continuous residence in the United States is required for naturalization under title III of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.).

        `(B) PHYSICAL PRESENCE- In the case of a lawful permanent resident, for an absence from the United States described in paragraph (2), the time spent outside of the United States in the capacity described in paragraph (2) shall be counted towards the accumulation of the required physical presence in the United States.'.

SEC. 2. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    The amendment made by section 1 shall take effect as if included in the amendment made by section 1(c)(2) of the Act entitled `An Act to increase the number of Iraqi and Afghani translators and interpreters who may be admitted to the United States as special immigrants, and for other purposes', approved June 15, 2007 (Public Law 110-36; 121 Stat. 227).

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