8 U.S.C. § 1422

Current through P.L. 118-21 (published on www.congress.gov on 11/13/2023)
Section 1422 - Eligibility for naturalization

The right of a person to become a naturalized citizen of the United States shall not be denied or abridged because of race or sex or because such person is married.

8 U.S.C. § 1422

June 27, 1952, ch. 477, title III, ch. 2, §311, 66 Stat. 239; Pub. L. 100-525, §9(t), Oct. 24, 1988, 102 Stat. 2621.


AMENDMENTS1988-Pub. L. 100-525 struck out at end "Notwithstanding section 405(b) of this Act, this section shall apply to any person whose petition for naturalization shall hereafter be filed, or shall have been pending on the effective date of this chapter."

The term "naturalization" means the conferring of nationality of a state upon a person after birth, by any means whatsoever.
The term "person" means an individual or an organization.