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Is a child born in Mexico a US citizen if the child's father is a US citizen?


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Answered 2012-05-19 11:32:05

If both parents were US citizens and married before the birth, the the child is automatically a US citizen; birthplace is irrelevant. However, if only one parent was a US citizen at the time of the birth , it gets a little trickier. It depends on when the child was born (laws change), however since 1952, if the couple was married before the birth and the father meets residency requirements in the US then the child is a US citizen. Your best bet is to consult an attorney who specializes in this.

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