On June 26th and 27th of 1952, the House of Representatives and the Senate, respectively, passed the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 over the President's veto. There are substantial differences between the denaturalization provisions of this new act and those of prior acts. Before this act, the denaturalization statute provided for the bringing of suits by the attorney general to revoke the judgment of naturalization and to cancel the certificate of naturalization on the ground of fraud or on the ground that naturalization had been illegally procured. The basic provision for denaturalization is now section 340, which provides for denaturalization on the ground that "such order and certificate of naturalization were procured by concealment of a material fact or by willful misrepresentation .... " Moreover, the new act adds presumptions that certain acts shall constitute concealment of a material fact or willful misrepresentation.
Lois H. Hambro S.Ed,
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW-DENATURALIZATION UNDER THE IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT OF 1952,
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