Derivative Citizenship Through Parents

Sungjee Lee
April 2007
Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues;2007, Vol. 16 Issue 1, p43
Academic Journal
The article discusses the U.S. laws on derivative citizenship with regard to the assumption that the child acquiring American citizenship is covered by the current version of the Immigration and Nationality Act. The legislation explored include the law on birth citizenship and automatic and certificated citizenship. A brief information about the procedural requirements of gaining derivative citizenship through a citizen parent is also provided.


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