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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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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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