"Section 1503(a) allows a district court to grant just one type of relief: a declaration that a person is a U.S. national. The statute provides no authority for the remedy ordered by the district court: the return of Hizam’s CRBA. Moreover, the enactment of Section 1504 did not change the citizenship rights provided by statute, and simply providing jurisdiction where none existed previously does not create an impermissible retroactive effect. Finally, despite the considerable equities in Hizam’s favor, the courts are simply unable to provide Hizam with the relief he seeks. Accordingly, we REVERSE the district court’s grant of summary judgment and REMAND with directions to dismiss the complaint. ... Throughout this litigation, the State Department has candidly acknowledged that Hizam is free of blame for the situation he finds himself in. The department concedes in its brief that its “mistake in issuing a CRBA and U.S. passport to Hizam occurred through no fault of either Hizam or his father, and may have caused him to lose an opportunity to obtain lawful permanent resident status and possibly U.S. citizenship” and further “recognizes the inequity of th[e] situation and . . . has brought the matter to the attention of [USCIS], and will continue to support other lawful means to provide relief to Hizam, including a private bill in Congress should one be introduced.” During oral argument, counsel for the State Department made similar pledges. We trust that the State Department will stand by its representations to the Court." - Hizam v. Kerry, Mar. 12, 2014.