Task & Purpose reports:
Children born to U.S. service members and government employees overseas will no longer be automatically considered citizens of the United States, according to policy alert issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) on Wednesday.
Previously, children born to U.S. citizen parents were considered to be “residing in the United States,” and therefore would be automatically given citizenship under Immigration and Nationality Act 320.
Now, children born to U.S. service members and government employees, such as those born in U.S. military hospitals or diplomatic facilities, will not be considered as residing in the U.S., changing the way that they potentially receive citizenship.
USCIS confirms: As of October 29, children born to U.S. service members outside of the U.S. will no longer be automatically considered citizens.
Their parents will have to apply for citizenship on their behalf. https://t.co/beDHdMgqSM
— Haley Britzky (@halbritz) August 28, 2019
New USCIS policy guidance will alter the definition of "residing in the United States" to make it harder for children born to U.S. citizens at overseas military bases or diplomatic facilities from automatically receiving citizenship. https://t.co/KmsZFueEA9
— Axios (@axios) August 28, 2019