United Stateless Applauds Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Jamie Raskin's "Stateless Protection Act"
—First piece of U.S. legislation focused on granting stateless people their human right to a nationality.
—218,000 stateless people or "citizens of nowhere" live in the US.
—The bill would end needless suffering related to identity, travel documents, employment barriers, detention, and more.
(Washington, D.C., Dec 22, 2022, for immediate release). —United Stateless, a national organization led by stateless people, applauds the introduction of a new bill in congress.
Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Jamie Raskin's "Stateless Protection Act" (Text of S. 5330/H.R. 9671, the Stateless Protection Act, can be downloaded here) will resolve the status of stateless persons in the United States. It will promote their access to fundamental human rights and human dignity. It will also prevent statelessness from occurring under United States law or on United States territory.