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VOTE: H 1-13. Naturalization Act of 1789

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Mr. Lloyd presented the following;

An Act to establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization.

Section 1.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That any alien, being a free white person,Alien whites may become citizens, and how. who shall have resided within the limits and under the jurisdiction of the United States for the term of two years, may be admitted to become a citizen thereof, on application to any common law court of record, in any one of the states wherein he shall have resided for the term of one year at least, and making proof to the satisfaction of such court, that he is a person of good character, and taking the oath or affirmation prescribed by law, to support the constitution of the United States, which oath or affirmation such court shall administer; and the clerk of such court shall record such application, and the proceedings thereon; and thereupon such person shall be considered as a citizen of the United States. And the children of such persons so naturalized, dwelling within the United States, being under the age of twenty-one years at the time of such naturalization, shall also be considered as citizens of the United States. And the children of citizens of the United States, that may be born beyond sea,Also, children of citizens born beyond sea, &c. or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered as natural born citizens: Provided, That the right of citizenship shall not descend to persons whose fathers have never been resident in the United States: Provided also, That no person heretofore proscribed by any state, shall be admitted a citizen as aforesaid, except by an act of the legislature of the state in which such person was proscribed.

 

Section 1. A free, white alien may become a naturalized citizen of the United States through the following process:

a) The alien must have resided and been under the jurisdiction of the United States for a time period of at least two consecutive years,

b) The alien must make their application at any common law court of record within a state that the alien resided for at least one year,

c) The alien must prove to be a person of good character to the satisfaction of the court,

d) The alien must make an oath before the court to affirm the laws and support the constitution of the United States

e) The court will make a record of the application and proceedings after which time the person will be considered a citizen of the United States.

 

Section 2. Children of Naturalized Citizens, Natural-Born Citizens, and others

a) Any children of the naturalized citizen will also be considered citizens provided they are residing within the United States and under twenty-one years of age.

b) Any children born by citizens of the United States, whether born beyond the sea or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered natural-born citizens.

c) The right of citizenship shall not be conferred to persons whose fathers have never been residents of the United States.

d) No person proscribed by any state previously shall be admitted as a citizen in the future, unless an act of the legislature of that state shall say otherwise.

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Speaker Frederick Muhlenberg (I-PA)

This bill is brought up for debate by the House for no less than 72 hours.

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Mr. Speaker, for the purposes of readability and style, I motion to amend the bill while retaining the details:

 

Section 1. A free, white alien may become a naturalized citizen of the United States through the following process:

a) The alien must have resided and been under the jurisdiction of the United States for a time period of at least two consecutive years,

b) The alien must make their application at any common law court of record within a state that the alien resided for at least one year,

c) The alien must prove to be a person of good character to the satisfaction of the court,

d) The alien must make an oath before the court to affirm the laws and support the constitution of the United States

e) The court will make a record of the application and proceedings after which time the person will be considered a citizen of the United States.

 

Section 2. Children of Naturalized Citizens, Natural-Born Citizens, and others

a) Any children of the naturalized citizen will also be considered citizens provided they are residing within the United States and under twenty-one years of age.

b) Any children born by citizens of the United States, whether born beyond the sea or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered natural-born citizens.

c) The right of citizenship shall not be conferred to persons whose fathers have never been residents of the United States.

d) No person proscribed by any state previously shall be admitted as a citizen in the future, unless an act of the legislature of that state shall say otherwise.

 

I yield.

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20 hours ago, Magenta said:

Mr. Speaker, for the purposes of readability and style, I motion to amend the bill while retaining the details:

 

Section 1. A free, white alien may become a naturalized citizen of the United States through the following process:

a) The alien must have resided and been under the jurisdiction of the United States for a time period of at least two consecutive years,

b) The alien must make their application at any common law court of record within a state that the alien resided for at least one year,

c) The alien must prove to be a person of good character to the satisfaction of the court,

d) The alien must make an oath before the court to affirm the laws and support the constitution of the United States

e) The court will make a record of the application and proceedings after which time the person will be considered a citizen of the United States.

 

Section 2. Children of Naturalized Citizens, Natural-Born Citizens, and others

a) Any children of the naturalized citizen will also be considered citizens provided they are residing within the United States and under twenty-one years of age.

b) Any children born by citizens of the United States, whether born beyond the sea or out of the limits of the United States, shall be considered natural-born citizens.

c) The right of citizenship shall not be conferred to persons whose fathers have never been residents of the United States.

d) No person proscribed by any state previously shall be admitted as a citizen in the future, unless an act of the legislature of that state shall say otherwise.

 

I yield.

The Masterson Amendment is recognized for a 24 hour vote. Please cast your votes as a reply to this thread.

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11 minutes ago, Bruce said:

The Masterson Amendment is recognized for a 24 hour vote. Please cast your votes as a reply to this thread.

present

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Mr Speaker, @Bruce

 

I move to amend as follows...

(OOC: additions are in red and subtractions are crossed out
 

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Section 1. An f̶r̶e̶e̶,̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶t̶e̶  alien may become a naturalized citizen of the United States through the following process:

 

Such language in our law only furthers the agenda of slavery by making such a bizarre distinction. Did our friend and colleague not write in OUR declaration of independence that "ALL MEN ARE FREE"????? He did not write "All white free men". Nay, he specifically wrote "All men" because it is the truth.

 

I yield

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Aye on the Masterson amendment,

Mr. Speaker,

I find the proposed amendment by the gentlemen to be rather non-germane and self-contradictory. First, the proposed amendment was one of style meant to improve readability.  Second, his newly proposed amendment to the amendment would allow slaves to become citizens, which would serve to advance an agenda he purports to be against. If slaves can be citizens, they would need to be counted as such for apportionment purposes, which was a matter of great debate that nearly resulted in the collapse of the recent constitutional convention. I don't think it would be appropriate to revisit such a question at this time. Further, the idea that a slave a citizen is simply folly; A slave can not be relied upon to contribute to the body politic, they would simply vote how their masters tell them to.

No slave can be a proper citizen of a nation composed of free men, it is an utter contradiction, thus there need not be an process that allows a slave to become a citizen. If a freed or former slave were to desire to become a naturalized citizen, then perhaps a process could be created for such a circumstance, but obviously they would be freemen, not slaves. But such a process did not appear to be the aim of this bill, thus it seems improper to try to impose such a measure on this bill.

I yield.

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The Johnstone Amendment is recognized for a 24 hour vote. Please cast your vote as a reply to this thread.

Voting on the Masterson Amendment is still underway for about 4 more hours.

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Section 1. An f̶r̶e̶e̶,̶ ̶w̶h̶i̶t̶e̶  alien may become a naturalized citizen of the United States through the following process:

 

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21 minutes ago, Bruce said:

The Johnstone Amendment is recognized for a 24 hour vote. Please cast your vote as a reply to this thread.

Voting on the Masterson Amendment is still underway for about 4 more hours.

 

AYE

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1 hour ago, Bruce said:

The Johnstone Amendment is recognized for a 24 hour vote. Please cast your vote as a reply to this thread.

Voting on the Masterson Amendment is still underway for about 4 more hours.

 

Yea

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