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H.R.218 People Resolved to Obtain an Understanding of Democracy Act, 112th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jan 24, 2011 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Immigration and Border Security

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  • 31% of users support H.R.218

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    31% of users on OpenCongress.org, a free, non-partisan resource, support H.R.218.
  • H.R.218 has been viewed 3,434 times

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    • American Immigration Lawyers Association

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 03, 2011, by MichaelDSP - Just remember that when illegal immigrants get a high school and college education, then get deported and end up benefiting their old country instead of benefiting us.

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      As noted by MichaelDSP, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 03, 2011, "Just remember that when illegal immigrants get a high school and college education, then get deported and end up benefiting their old country instead of benefiting us."
    • On January 23, 2011, by fakk2 - Section 318 is burden of proof (too long to post)... Section 334(b): (b) No person shall file a valid application for naturalization unless he shall have attained the age of eighteen years. An application for naturalization by an alien shall contain an averment of lawful admission for permanent residence.

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      As noted by fakk2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 23, 2011, "Section 318 is burden of proof (too long to post)... Section 334(b): (b) No person shall file a valid application for naturalization unless he shall have attained the age of eighteen years. An application for naturalization by an alien shall contain an averment of lawful admission for permanent residence."
    • On January 23, 2011, by fakk2 - Section 312(a) states: "(a) No person except as otherwise provided in this title shall hereafter be naturalized as a citizen of the United States upon his own application who cannot demonstrate- (1) an understanding of the English language, including an ability to read, write, and speak words in ordinary usage in the English language: Provided, That the requirements of this paragraph relating to ability to read and write shall be met if the applicant can read or write simple words and phrases to the end that a reasonable test of his literacy shall be made and that no extraordinary or unreasonable conditions shall be imposed upon the applicant; and (2) a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history, and of the principles and form of government, of the United States."

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      As noted by fakk2, a user on OpenCongress.org, on January 23, 2011, "Section 312(a) states: "(a) No person except as otherwise provided in this title shall hereafter be naturalized as a citizen of the United States upon his own application who cannot demonstrate- (1) an understanding of the English language, including an ability to read, write, and speak words in ordinary usage in the English language: Provided, That the requirements of this paragraph relating to ability to read and write shall be met if the applicant can read or write simple words and phrases to the end that a reasonable test of his literacy shall be made and that no extraordinary or unreasonable conditions shall be imposed upon the applicant; and (2) a knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of the history, and of the principles and form of government, of the United States.""

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • Colorado shooting on minds of Wilmington movie watchers | WWAY ... - July 21, 2012 by Asha Dave - ... officer" -- to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of any state or local law to the contrary, with certain exceptions. The LEOSA was considered during the 108th Congress as H.R. 218.

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      As noted by Asha Dave on July 21, 2012, "... officer" -- to carry a concealed firearm in any jurisdiction in the United States, regardless of any state or local law to the contrary, with certain exceptions. The LEOSA was considered during the 108th Congress as H.R. 218." (/url?q=http://www.wwaytv3.com/2012/07/20/colorado-shooting-minds-of-wilmington-movie-watchers&sa=U&ei=ETcNUPPxMMLS2gWCr7wf&ved=0CEAQmAEwCA&usg=AFQjCNEwoIm0wkPEhbo9Znfjilla_MAygw)
    • ST LOUIS COPTALK: Officer Safety - Part Two! - July 01, 2012 by http://members.boardhost.com/stlouiscoptalk/ - Call me old fashion, but, when Congress passed HR 218, which allowed us "old farts" to legally carry our guns, "IF WE CHOOSE TO", I was very happy. Not that I always carry a gun now that I'm retired, HOWEVER, I don't have ...

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      As noted by http://members.boardhost.com/stlouiscoptalk/ on July 01, 2012, "Call me old fashion, but, when Congress passed HR 218, which allowed us "old farts" to legally carry our guns, "IF WE CHOOSE TO", I was very happy. Not that I always carry a gun now that I'm retired, HOWEVER, I don't have ..." (/url?q=http://members.boardhost.com/stlouiscoptalk/msg/1341070908.html&sa=U&ei=1Ub1T9S0M6TS2AWm54X0Bg&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNHpM-mq51-E-1wCheeaPo8PBTnSDA)
    • ST LOUIS COPTALK: Officer Safety - Part Two! - July 01, 2012 by http://members.boardhost.com/stlouiscoptalk/ - Call me old fashion, but, when Congress passed HR 218, which allowed us "old farts" to legally carry our guns, "IF WE CHOOSE TO", I was very happy. Not that I always carry a gun now that I'm retired, HOWEVER, I don't have ...

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      As noted by http://members.boardhost.com/stlouiscoptalk/ on July 01, 2012, "Call me old fashion, but, when Congress passed HR 218, which allowed us "old farts" to legally carry our guns, "IF WE CHOOSE TO", I was very happy. Not that I always carry a gun now that I'm retired, HOWEVER, I don't have ..." (/url?q=http://members.boardhost.com/stlouiscoptalk/msg/1341070908.html&sa=U&ei=NafyT5eYD8mA2wWNmp26CA&ved=0CCEQmAEwAQ&usg=AFQjCNEoMeJ7HT_5dfjVxMP6_6c_90_qQA)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Retired law enforcement safety program planned - July 13, 2012 by Las Cruces Sun-News - Live-fire qualifications will be conducted the same day at the Butterfield firing range. The four-hour HR-218 course, which allows retired law enforcement officers to maintain qualifications under New Mexico state statutes, includes classroom ...

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      As noted by Las Cruces Sun-News on July 13, 2012, "Live-fire qualifications will be conducted the same day at the Butterfield firing range. The four-hour HR-218 course, which allows retired law enforcement officers to maintain qualifications under New Mexico state statutes, includes classroom ..." (http://www.lcsun-news.com/dona_ana_news/ci_21071821/retired-law-enforcement-safety-program-planned)
    • Retired law enforcement safety program planned - July 13, 2012 by Las Cruces Sun-News - Live-fire qualifications will be conducted the same day at the Butterfield firing range. The four-hour HR-218 course, which allows retired law enforcement officers to maintain qualifications under New Mexico state statutes, includes classroom ...

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      As noted by Las Cruces Sun-News on July 13, 2012, "Live-fire qualifications will be conducted the same day at the Butterfield firing range. The four-hour HR-218 course, which allows retired law enforcement officers to maintain qualifications under New Mexico state statutes, includes classroom ..." (http://www.lcsun-news.com/las_cruces-news/ci_21071821/retired-law-enforcement-safety-program-planned)
    • Whitewater school board informed of research project's positive results - June 26, 2012 by Daily Jefferson County Union - Tabled approving an update to the WUSD no-weapons policy that would have granted an exemption to sworn State of Wisconsin on- or off-duty law enforcement officers and State of Wisconsin HR 218-certified law enforcement officers.

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      As noted by Daily Jefferson County Union on June 26, 2012, "Tabled approving an update to the WUSD no-weapons policy that would have granted an exemption to sworn State of Wisconsin on- or off-duty law enforcement officers and State of Wisconsin HR 218-certified law enforcement officers." (http://dailyunion.com/main.asp?SectionID=36&SubSectionID=114&ArticleID=11955)
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