Babies Born In USA Might No Longer Get American Citizenship As USCIS Updates Rules

Date: 29-08-2019 9:42 pm (3 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
- at 29-08-2019 09:42 PM (3 years ago)

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is tightening up "loose" ends in the American Immigration system and has been releasing new policy guidance that might eventually affect the rights of USA citizens born in the USA but have not been residing there for a period of time.

Currently, the 14th Amendment gives right of citizenship to all persons born on the US soil, it reads:

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.

The policy guidance says it “clarifies that temporary visits to the United States do not establish U.S. residence and explains the distinction between residence and physical presence in the United States.”

The wording of the policy is extremely confusing and many of you might already start (panicking) wondering if that means an end to the birth right citizenship as upheld by the 14th Amendment?

Ken Cuccinelli, the Acting Director of the USCIS, in a statement released on his Twitter, stated that the policy guidance does not affect birthright citizenship and children born a U.S. citizen.

The policy manual update today does not affect who is born a U.S. citizen, period. It only affects children who were born outside the US and were not US citizens. This does NOT impact birthright citizenship.

That was suppose to be a statement of assurance but many people are not convinced given president Trump's brash stance on Immigration and his administration generally being an anti-immigrant one.

The new policy will come into enforcement from 29th of October, 2019, things will become more clearer at that point and we will have a better interpretation of this policy.

Till then, the precious gift of American citizenship to the Nigerian middle class hangs on a string of thread.

The policy document can be found here:

Posted: at 29-08-2019 09:42 PM (3 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- Spurs01 at 30-08-2019 02:29 AM (3 years ago)
Hey, try not to report on subject matters that you’re clueless about.  This proposed policy guidance is targeting United States employees and families who are outside of the country. That is why the terms “temporary visit” and “physical presence” are included in this proposed guidance.

Unfortunately, most Nigerian middle class are not in the military and they wouldn’t be concerned about this.

Read carefully before commenting next time. “Natural born citizens are unaffected”. I know you would love to see their dreams stripped off, but that’s not the way it works here.

This is why we have Congress and House representatives. Most importantly, we exercise our voting rights!
Posted: at 30-08-2019 02:29 AM (3 years ago) | Newbie
- Baye77 at 30-08-2019 06:36 AM (3 years ago)
Ok ok
Posted: at 30-08-2019 06:36 AM (3 years ago) | Hero
- kelemann at 30-08-2019 08:10 AM (3 years ago)
Let us all come back especially Nigerians and fight these vipers looting our patrimony instead of taking citizenship in foreign lands. We and our children cannot continue to run away.
Posted: at 30-08-2019 08:10 AM (3 years ago) | Upcoming