What if a child of an illegal immigrant is born in America? Is that child a citizen? Can the...
parents gain citizenship through the child?
Yes, the child can claim citizenship at the present. That may change in the future. I don't believe that it will any time soon. No, the parents have no rights to claim citizenship through the child. If the parents return to their native country with out being charged and there is no record of their illegal residency then the child may at a later date ask to have visas issued for the parents to re-enter the country. How the child will explain birth in the US without disclosing the parents illegal residency is an interesting problem.
Yes, the child becomes a U.S. Citizen when born on U.S. soil or territory. The immigration status of the parents has no bearing nor is the ability or qualifications for the parents to obtain American citizenship changed.
yes, whoever born in US soil is become of it. when he or she reaches 18 whoever he/she wishes either mom/dad can become citizen too.
Yes, the child is a citizen and if anyone tries to say differently, they do not know US law. There is no reason to change it and calls to change it is an example of xenophobia.
Have a good day everyone.
the child goes with their parent back to their country, when they become an adult they can at that time claim their right to live and work where born. They are not being harmed if this was policy, because they were going to be born regardless whose dirt their parents were standing on, (or concrete). Far too many illegals are crossing just so they can have an american born child. For this reason they must not be rewarded for manipulating and abusing our open arms & hearts. If this were policy I wonder how many of those children would be abandoned or how many were truly loved and wanted no matter where born. Something to think about. If it is law take your American child back home, and since the child was an means to a need, the child is now worthless in a sense. I pray that would not happen but I know it will, I see it where I live they work hard to get that baby born on this side of the fence.
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
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by precious1234 7 years ago
im marrying an immigrant with a green card would that make him a citizen
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