A new policy alert released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services beneath President Trump’s administration, has cancelled automatic citizenship for the kids of some us service members and us government workers living abroad and kids of non-citizens born in the united states.
Under the new citizenship policy which will be effective from Oct 29 as declared on Wednesday August 28, United States citizens who gave birth to their children abroad are expected to apply for U.S. citizenship ahead of the child’s 18th birthday.
Previously, their kids would be considered to be both living in and outside of the us for functions of eventually gaining citizenship.
By stripping the children of the former, the only way they can get citizenship is through a parent applying for them, whereas before it would’ve been automatic provided they meet certain requirements, said Cristobal Ramon, senior policy analyst at the Bipartisan Policy Center. USCIS says the policy could affect children of lawful permanent residents who naturalized after a child’s birth.