New citizenship rule for some military families

August 29, 2019

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US President Donald Trump delivers remarks to U.S. military personnel at Naval Air Station Sigonella following the G7 Summit, in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, May 27, 2017.

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For some US military families living overseas, getting American citizenship for their children will soon become more complicated. In the past, children born outside of the US, at an American military base for example, were automatically given US citizenship if their parents were also citizens. Now, the Trump administration is changing the way the policy will work in some cases.

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