Kids Of GIs Not ‘Automatic’ Citizens? The Real Story…
Oops...here's the real story behind that supposed policy change involving the citizenship status of the children of Americans working outside the country...
As the New York Times (via Reuters) reported this week, under a new policy change "Some children born to U.S. citizens stationed abroad as government employees or members of the U.S. military will no longer qualify for automatic American citizenship."
As of Oct. 29, "certain" parents serving overseas in the armed forces or other agencies of the federal government must go through a formal application process seeking citizenship on their children's behalf.
All of that is true, as far as it goes - but some clarification is in order.
The policy change applies specifically to foreign-born adopted children of soldiers and out-of-country American workers.
[Source: New York Times online]