Trump Goes After Military Families Again

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a controversial policy alert yesterday that will revoke a previous rule which allowed automatic citizenship for children of U.S. service members born overseas. Starting October 29, 2019, military children can no longer automatically claim U.S. citizenship, and according to the new policy, parents will be forced to complete a citizenship application that must be processed before their child's 18th birthday to ensure citizenship. Unlike the former policy that granted military children automatic citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), this application is subject to review and can be revoked for selective reasons.

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