US military kids rule doesn’t change birthright citizenshi­p

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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.

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