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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...

Brand X Can Be A Force For Good: David A. Isaacson on Matter of Douglas

" On October 17, 2013, its first day back to normal operations after the end of the recent federal government shutdown, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) issued a precedential opinion, Matter of Douglas , 26 I&N Dec. 197 (BIA 2013) . At first glance, Matter of Douglas is about an interesting...