State Department Creates Turmoil Over Acquired Citizenship

"The U.S. State Department is withholding American citizenship from the children of American parents who were born abroad and never lived in the States, according to an American-Israeli immigration lawyer currently fighting dozens of such cases. Until 2007, the children of two U.S. citizen...

Lee J. Terán on Challenges to Asserting Acquired U.S. Citizenship

Practitioners on the southern border will want to read and keep this valuable work. MEXICAN CHILDREN OF U.S. CITIZENS: “VIGES PRIN” AND OTHER TALES OF CHALLENGES TO ASSERTING ACQUIRED U.S. CITIZENSHIP by Prof. Lee J. Terán , 2012.

CA5 on Acquired Citizenship, Legitimation: Saldana Iracheta v. Holder (Very Old Egg on BIA's Face)

"This appeal is a petition for review from the Department of Homeland Security’s (“DHS”) reinstatement of a previously-issued order of removal against Sigifredo Saldana Iracheta (“Saldana”). On appeal, Saldana asserts that he acquired citizenship from his U.S. citizen...

BIA on Acquired Citizenship: Matter of Douglas, 26 I&N Dec. 197 (BIA 2013)

A child who has satisfied the statutory conditions of former section 321(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 432(a) (2000), before the age of 18 years has acquired United States citizenship, regardless of whether the naturalized parent acquired legal custody of the child before...