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Executive Order 12081--Termination of expeditious naturalization based on military service

Source: The provisions of Executive Order 12081 of Sept. 18, 1978, appear at 43 FR 42237, 3 CFR, 1978 Comp., p. 225, unless otherwise noted.

By the authority vested in me as President of the United States of America by Section 329 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended by the Sections 1 and 2 of the Act of October 24, 1968 (82 Stat. 1343; 8 U.S.C. 1440), and by the authority of Section 3 of that Act of October 24, 1968 (82 Stat. 1344; 8 U.S.C. 1440e), it is hereby ordered that the statutory period of Vietnam hostilities which began on February 28, 1961, shall be deemed to have terminated on October 15, 1978, for the purpose of ending the period in which active-duty service in the Armed Forces qualifies for certain exceptions from the usual requirements for naturalizations, including length of residence and fees.