US military kids rule doesn’t change birthright citizenship
WASHINGTON — New immigration rules on obtaining citizenship for children of U.S. service members and government employees born overseas do not affect birthright citizenship, officials said Thursday.
Rules rolled out a day earlier caused confusion among immigration lawyers after a document appeared to show children of American citizens would be affected.
Officials with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Thursday in an effort to clarify the regulations that if a child is born overseas to a U.S. citizen who is a service member or government employee, then that child will be an American citizen.
There is a policy change that will affect 20 to 25 people per year who are service members or government employees and hold green cards, officials said.