Section 25-5-82

Compensation for death to be paid only to United States residents.

Compensation for the death of an employee shall be paid only to dependents who, at the time of the death of the injured employee, were actually residents of the United States. No right of action to recover damages for the death of an employee shall exist in favor or for the benefit of any person who was not a resident of the United States at the time of the death of such employee.

(Acts 1919, No. 245, p. 206; Code 1923, §7572; Code 1940, T. 26, §298.)