A new policy the Trump administration will implement beginning October 29, 2019, will make it harder for kids born overseas to military or government officials to qualify as U.S. citizens.
In a memo released Wednesday, Defining “Residence” in Statutory Provisions Related to Citizenship states, “that USCIS no longer considers children of U.S. government employees and U.S. armed forces members residing outside the United States as “residing in the United States” for purposes of acquiring citizenship under INA 320.3.”
A footnote in the memo indicated that “the U.S. citizen parent of such a child may apply for naturalization on the child’s behalf under INA 322.”
Previously, the government granted automatic citizenship to “service members or government employees.”
After much confusion surrounding the new policy, Ken Cuccinelli took to Twitter to offer some clarification.
While the Trump administration works over-time trying to deny so many people entry into the United States and others citizenship, wealthy Russians have rented out Trump condos just so their soon-to-be-born kids can have dual citizenship.