President Donald Trump have canceled automatic citizenship for for U.S. citizens born abroad and non citizens born in U.S.
In a new policy released by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service have stated that, it has cancelled automatic citizenship for some U.S. service members and US employees.
Donald Trump States Has Cancelled Automatic Citizenship in US
The statement has explained that under the new citizenship policy, all children born in the U.S. by foreigners are not automatically citizens of the country likewise, children born by U.S service members working abroad will have to apply for U.S. citizenship.
This policy will take effect from 29th October 2019, was publicized on the 20th of August 2019.
The statement reads:
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,” the policy read.
“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.”