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News | Pres. Trump Stops Automatic Citizenship For People Born Abroad

Pres. Trump Stops Automatic Citizenship For People Born Abroad
The president of the United States of America, Donald Trump has cancelled the issuance of automatic citizenship status for the children of U.S citizens who were born abroad.
By the new development, United States citizen parents who are residing outside the country would have to apply for their children's citizenship after birth.
The new policy was announced in a statement on the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) official website.

According to the statement, it will take effect from the 29th of October, 2019. The USCIS said such parents have the option of completing their children's naturalisation processes before they turn 8 years, or they might not be considered.
The policy doesn't exempt children of the United States government employees and military personnel stationed outside the country.
“Effective October 29, 2019, children residing abroad with their U.S. citizen parents who are U.S. government employees or members of the U.S. armed forces stationed abroad are not considered to be residing in the United States for acquisition of citizenship.
“Similarly, leave taken in the United States while stationed abroad is not considered residing in the United States even if the person is staying in property he or she owns.
“Therefore, U.S. citizen parents who are residing outside the United States with children who are not U.S. citizens should apply for U.S. citizenship on behalf of their children under INA 322 8, and must complete the process before the child’s 18th birthday.
“The child of a member of the U.S. armed forces accompanying his or her parent abroad on official orders may be eligible to complete all aspects of the naturalization proceedings abroad. This includes interviews, filings, oaths, ceremonies, or other proceedings relating to naturalization.
“Applications filed on or after October 29, 2019 are subject to this policy. The policy in place before October 29, 2019 applies to applications filed before that date. Children who have already been recognized through the issuance of a Certificate of Citizenship as having acquired U.S. citizenship under INA 320 are not affected by this policy change”, the statement read.
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