Re: Right to US citizenship by birth ?




> This has come up a number of times in the past couple of weeks. The
> only children born in the US who are not automatically citizens are
> people not subject to the jursidiction of the US, which is effectivetl
> children of diplomats. Basically, if you do not have immunity from the
> US legal system, you are a US citizen if born in the USA.
>
> From the excellent Dual Citizenship site
> (http://www.richw.org/dualcit/law.html)
>
> "The first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution -- often
> called the "citizenship clause" -- reads as follows:
>
> All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject
> to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and
> of the State wherein they reside."

What should the parent of a new baby born in the USA do or what does the
baby do (when it grows up) to claim U.S. citizenship if the parent moves
back to the UK and the grown up baby is 18 - is this the age when the
U.S. born child applies for or otherwise can obtain a U.S. passport in
their own right?

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