Congresswoman Maloney Introduces Legislation to Give Citizenship to the Families of Victims Who Died on September 11th

Jul 26, 2002
Press Release
Washington, D.C. - Representative Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), along with Representative Anthony Weiner (D-NY), today introduced legislation that would grant honorary citizenship to legal aliens who died in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Additionally, the bill would offer citizenship to the spouses and children of those individuals. Senator Jon Corzine (D-NJ) has introduced this legislation in the Senate (S. 1774).

"Our nation has a rich history of immigration," said Representative Maloney. "I believe it is only right that we recognize their contributions to our nation by honoring them with citizenship. While nothing can ease the pain that the families have endured, we can and should do everything possible to ensure that the spouses and children of the victims are not forced to leave the country."

Joining Representative Maloney in cosponsoring this legislation are Representatives Anthony Weiner, Michael Honda, JosÁ Serrano, Joseph Crowley, Charles Rangel, Patsy Mink, Edolphus Towns, Barney Frank, Major Owens, Steve Israel, Jerrold Nadler, and Martin Frost.