Senate Committee Adopts Amendments to Naturalization Law

The Senate Committee on Immigration in executive session ordered a favorable report to the Senate on a bill to supplement the naturalization laws, after agreeing to the incorporation of several amendments. The Committee’s action was announced through the office of the chairman, Senator Johnson of California.

In the bill as amended by the Senate Committee, provision is made for permitting aliens who entered the United States prior to July 1, 1924, to establish their legal status; for simplification of naturalization proceedings, the issuance of new naturalization papers to replace those lost and of certificates of citizenship to identify naturalized citizens abroad; and for the compilation of statistics showing the relationship by nationalities of the citizenship of foreign birth to the total populations under the Naturalization Act of 1906 and annually thereafter.

It was agreed at the meeting of the Committee that definite action will be taken at its next meeting on the resolution offered by Senator Nye of North Dakota, proposing to defer the application of the national origins provision of the Immigration Act until July 1, 1930.

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