HR 2600, ponsored by Rep Eni Faleomavaega (introduced 6/25/2003), to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to simplify the requirements for United States nationals to become citizens.
Does anyone have more detailed information with the above new Bill? With 2004 presidential election drawing near, how likely is it that the Bush Administration will do something to allow more people to become US citizens faster?
As we all know, many current GC holders got their permanent residency through employment. Some of them have been on H1 status for many year working like many US GC holders paying taxes etc. showing strong attachment to this country.
Yet, the length of their H1 residency is not counted towards the residency period for naturalization. As a result, they all have to wait for another three/five years to apply for the US citizenship.
Does anyone want to share any ideas/comments? Thanks.