ABSTRACT

Memorandum: Implementation of Executive Order 13269   [open pdf - 50KB]

"On July 3, 2002, President George W. Bush issued Executive Order 13269, providing for expedited naturalization for aliens and non-citizen nationals serving in an active-duty status in the Armed Forces of the United States during the period of Operation Enduring Freedom. For the purpose of this order, the period of military operations in which the Armed Forces of the United States became engaged in armed conflict with a hostile force commenced on September 11, 2001. The termination of the time period will be designated by a future Executive Order. Those persons serving honorably in active-duty status in the Armed Forces of the United States at any time on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible to apply for naturalization in accordance with the statutory exception to the naturalization requirements, as provided in section 1440(b) of title 8, United States Code. Military personnel serving honorably or honorably discharged on or after September 11, 2001 are eligible to file an application for naturalization if at the time of enlistment, reenlistment, extension of enlistment, or induction such person shall have been in the United States, the Canal Zone, America Samoa, or Swains Island, or, on or after November 18, 1997, on board a public vessel owned or operated by the United States for noncommercial service, whether or not he has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence."

Report Number:
HQISD 70/33
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Date:
2002-07-17
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services: http://www.uscis.gov/
Format:
pdf
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application/pdf
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