EO 13269
Effective Date: July 03, 2002

Responsible Office: Office of Policy Coordination and International Relations
Subject: Expedited Naturalization Aliens Noncitizen Nationals Serving in Active-Duty

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, including section 329 of the Immigration and 
                Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1440) (the ``Act''), and 
                solely in order to provide expedited naturalization for 
                aliens and noncitizen nationals serving in an active-
                duty status in the Armed Forces of the United States 
                during the period of the war against terrorists of 
                global reach, it is hereby ordered as follows:

                For the purpose of determining qualification for the 
                exception from the usual requirements for 
                naturalization, I designate as a period in which the 
                Armed Forces of the United States were engaged in armed 
                conflict with a hostile foreign force the period 
                beginning on September 11, 2001. Such period will be 
                deemed to terminate on a date designated by future 
                Executive Order. Those persons serving honorably in 
                active-duty status in the Armed Forces of the United 
                States, during the period beginning on September 11, 
                2001, and terminating on the date to be so designated, 
                are eligible for naturalization in accordance with the 
                statutory exception to the naturalization requirements, 
                as provided in section 329 of the Act. Nothing 
                contained in this order is intended to affect, nor does 
                it affect, any other power, right, or obligation of the 
                United States, its agencies, officers, employees, or 
                any other person under Federal law or the law of 

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                     July 3, 2002.

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