H.R.3352: Second Chance for Service Act

Author's Summary:  This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide that an applicant for citizenship who served honorably in the Armed Forces is not barred from becoming a U.S. citizen on the grounds of not being a person of good moral character based upon specified behaviors or having committed certain crimes, excluding crimes relating to murder, rape, sexual abuse of a minor, child pornography, prostitution, trafficking in persons, and national security.

IB Summary:  According to US Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA): "America is a country that believes in second chances, and few deserve a second chance as much as these veterans. Treating people who risked their lives for freedom so callously violates the respect and gratitude we owe to all who have served.”

Status:   Introduced in the House on 01/22/2018. Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/3352?r=2