48 U.S. Code § 733a - Citizens; residence in island of citizens of United States

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All citizens of the United States who have resided or who shall after March 4, 1927, reside in the island for one year shall be citizens of Puerto Rico.


(Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, § 5a, as added Mar. 4, 1927, ch. 503, § 2,44 Stat. 1418; amended May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158.)

Section was formerly classified to section 5a of Title 8, Aliens and Nationality.
Change of Name

“Puerto Rico” substituted in text for “Porto Rico” pursuant to act May 17, 1932, which is classified to section 731a of this title.


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