August 2019

Trump Ends Automatic Citizenship for Some US Military Children Born Abroad

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) confirmed the change on Wednesday. Starting Oct. 29, if children of U.S. military members or government employees are born overseas, parents will have to apply for citizenship on their child's behalf before their 18th birthday. The change in policy caused immediate backlash. The USCIS maintains that the policy will only affect a "small" number of children.