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Trump officials: Citizenship of children of US service members overseas affected

Trump officials: Citizenship of children of US service members overseas affected

According to a a policy alert released Wednesday by US Citizenship and Immigration Services, children of US service members and US government employees living abroad may not automatically become US citizens, if their parents have not lived in the US for a required period of time. About a 100 will be affected annually, according to a Defense Department official.

Rusty Shackleford
Rusty Shackleford 1 year

The policy update doesn't deny citizenship to the children of US gov employees or members of the military born abroad. This policy aligns USCIS’ process with the Department of State’s procedures for these children - that's it. Period.

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 1 year

How many ways the fake news can screw up the headline!

Petri Fide
Petri Fide 1 year

Typical of the MSM pseudo-journalism, that title is purposefully misleading.

T.N. Morgan
T.N. Morgan 1 year

I've learned from experience that when the headline is this sensational, fucking read the article and 9 times out of ten, it's a huge nothing burger.

Rage Against the Vagine
Rage Against the Vagine 1 year

if this what Trump has heard service members wanted, good for them

PhreneticNI 1 year

While the headlines are written over broadly to imply that citizen service members' kids won't get citizenship, I think it is significant that legal permanent residents' kids wouldn't get citizenship. Ultimately, I think children of legal permanent residents born in the US or on military/civil service abroad should have their citizenship and legal status tied to their parents' until they are legal adults, at which point they could reasonably be given citizenship. If they were born outside the US is probably a different story.

Highlander 1 year

There is absolutely no laws preventing the children of service people and embassy workers being American citizens if they are born abroad. This is the fake news attempting to undermine Trumps EO which stops birthright citizenship of kids born to illegal aliens. Fuck the fake news media.

random Rage
random Rage 1 year

big nothing burger

IvoryDove 1 year

The headlines are blatantly misleading. They should include "non-citizen employees" in the headlines. A non-citizen employee of the US government does not confer automatic US citizenship to their children, even if those children are born on a US military base or consulate.

Bliss 1 year

yes make citizenship harder to obtain. that will totally fix the illegal immigration problem smh

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