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PUBLIC LAW 414-JUNE 27, 1952
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N A T I O N A L S B U T N O T C I T I Z E N S OF THE UNITED STATES; RESIDENCE W I T H I N O U T L Y I N G POSSESSIONS
SEC. 325. A person not a citizen who owes permanent allegiance to the United States, and who is otherwise qualified, may, if he becomes a resident of any State, be naturalized upon compliance with the applicable requirements of this title, except that in petitions for naturalization filed under the provisions of this section residence and physical presence within the United States within the meaning of this title shall include residence and physical presence within any of the outlying possessions of the United States. RESIDENT P H I L I P P I N E C I T I Z E N S EXCEPTED FROM CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS
SEC. 326. Any person who (1) was a citizen of the Commonwealth of the Philippines on July 2, 1946, (2) entered the United States prior to May 1, 1934, and (3) has, since such entry, resided continuously in the United States shall be regarded as having been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence for the purpose of petitioning for naturalization under this title. FORMER UNITED STATES C I T I Z E N S LOSING C I T I Z E N S H I P BY E N T E R I N G THE ARMED FORCES OF FOREIGN COUNTRIES DURING WORLD WAR II
SEC. 327. (a) Any person who, (1) during World W a r II and while a citizen of the United States, served in the military, air, or naval forces of any country at war with a country with which the United States was at war after December 7, 1941, and before September 2, 1945, and (2) has lost United States citizenship by reason of entering or serving in such forces, or taking an oath or obligation for the purpose of entering such forces, may, upon compliance with all the provisions of title III of this Act, except section 316(a), and except as otherwise provided in subsection (b), be naturalized by taking before any naturalization court specified in section 310(a) of this title the oath required by section 337 of this title. Certified copies of such oath shall be sent by such court to the Department of State and to the Department of Justice. (b) No person shall be naturalized under subsection (a) of this section unless he— (1) is, and has been for a period of at least five years immediately preceding taking the oath required in subsection (a), a person of good moral character, attached to the principles of the . Constitution of the United States and well disposed to the good order and happiness of the United States; and (2) has been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence and intends to reside permanently in the United States. (c) Any person naturalized in accordance with the provisions of this section, or any person who was naturalized in accordance with l^xMc^723.^^' the provisions of section 323 of the Nationality Act of 1940, shall have, from and after such naturalization, the status of a native-born, or naturalized, citizen of the United States, whichever status existed in the case of such person prior to the loss of citizenship: Provided, That nothing contained herein, or in any other provision of law, shall be construed as conferring United States citizenship retroactively upon any such person during any period in which such person was not a citizen. (d) For the purposes of this section, World W a r II shall be deemed to have begun on September 1, 1939, and to have terminated on September 2, 1945.