No, the U.S. hasn’t declared that children of military servicemen born abroad aren’t citizens

No, the U.S. hasn’t declared that children of military servicemen born abroad aren’t citizens

[Ed. – TDS victims, eager to believe the worst about the president, immediately concluded this to be another ‘Hitlerian’ action.]

A hair-raising sentence that caused a minor freakout on political Twitter this afternoon from the new citizenship guidelines issued by the feds today: “USCIS is updating its policy regarding children of U.S. government employees and U.S. armed forces members employed or stationed outside the United States to explain that they are not considered to be ‘residing in the United States’ for purposes of acquiring citizenship under INA 320.”

So … children of U.S. military servicemen and women born abroad are no longer citizens? For a guy who likes to remind people how much he loves the military, Trump doesn’t seem to love the military so much here!

But no, that’s not what the policy says. You can read the actual guidelines here but the USCIS fact sheet is clear enough.

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