S Amdt 4097 - Confidentiality Requirement Amendment - National Key Vote

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Title: Confidentiality Requirement Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that protects information submitted by immigrants seeking citizenship for any reason other than the application process.


  • Bars any Federal agency or bureau from publishing information to the extent that the identity of the applicant is revealed.
  • Prohibits any Federal agency or bureau from granting access to filed applications unless the individuals are sworn officers or employees of that agency or bureau.
  • Allows for the release of applicant information to law enforcement officials in regards to a criminal or national security investigation or to a coroner for identifying an individual.
  • Establishes a penalty of up to $10,000 for anyone who knowingly exploits the application information.