What if a child of an illegal immigrant is born in America? Is that child a citi

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (6 posts)
  1. profile image44
    Kkk3dposted 7 years ago

    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?

  2. davidseeger profile image58
    davidseegerposted 7 years ago

    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.

  3. burning bush profile image75
    burning bushposted 7 years ago

    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.

  4. krishubpages123 profile image29
    krishubpages123posted 7 years ago

    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.

  5. colonial82 profile image60
    colonial82posted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. reed3915 profile image57
    reed3915posted 7 years ago

    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.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)