Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 54 Part 1.djvu/1192

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PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 876-OCT. 14 , 1940 Functions and du- ties of clerks of courts. Fraud, etc. of residence, autographed photograph, and personal description of the naturalized person, including age, sex, marital status, and country of former nationality; title, venue, and location of the naturalization court; statement that the court, having found that the petitioner intends to reside permanently in the United States, had complied in all respects with all of the applicable provisions of the naturalization laws of the United States, and was entitled to be admitted a citizen of the United States of America, thereupon ordered that the peti- tioner be admitted as a citizen of the United States of America; attestation of the clerk of the naturalization court; and seal of the court. FtlNCTIoNS AND DUTIES OF CLERKS OF COURTS SEC. 337. (a) It is hereby made the duty of the clerk of each and every naturalization court to administer the oath in the clerk's office to each applicant for a declaration of intention made before such clerk, and to retain the original of such declaration of intention for the permanent files of the court, to forward the duplicate thereof to the Commissioner within thirty days after the close of the month in which such declaration was filed, and to furnish the declarant with the triplicate thereof. (b) It shall be the duty of the clerk of each and every naturaliza- tion court to forward to the Commissioner a duplicate of each petition for naturalization within thirty days after the close of the month in which such petition was filed, and to forward to the Commissioner certified copies of such other proceedings and orders instituted in or issued out of said court affecting or relating to the naturalization of persons as may be required from time to tune by the Commissioner. (c) It shall be the duty of the clerk of each and every naturaliza- tion court to issue to any person admitted by such court to citizen- ship a certificate of naturalization and to forward to the Commis- sioner within thirty days after the close of the month in which such certificate was issued, a duplicate thereof, and to make and keep on file in the clerk's office a stub for each certificate so issued, whereon shall be entered a memorandum of all the essential facts set forth in such certificate, and to forward a duplicate of each such stub to the Commissioner within thirty days after the close of the month in which such certificate was issued. (d) It shall be the duty of the clerk of each and every naturaliza- tion court to report to the Commissioner, within thirty days after the close of the month in which the final hearing and decision of the court was had, the name and number of the petition of each and every person who shall be denied naturalization together with the cause of such denial. (e) Clerks of courts shall be responsible for all blank certificates of naturalization received by them from time to time from the Com- missioner, and shall account to the Commissioner for them whenever required to do so. No certificate of naturalization received by any clerk of court which may be defaced or injured in such manner as to prevent its use as herein provided shall in any case be destroyed, but such certificate shall be returned to the Commissioner. (f) It shall be the duty of the clerk of each and every naturaliza- tion court to cause to be filed in chronological order in separate vol- umes, indexed, consecutively numbered, and made a part of the records of such court, all declarations of intention and petitions for natu- ralization. REVOCATION OF NATURALIZATION So. 338 . (a) It shall be the duty of the United States district attorneys for the respective districts, upon affidavit showing good cause therefor, to institute proceedings in any court specified m sub- 1158 [54 STAT.