Immigration Issues/citizenship

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In the USA a child is granted citizenship merely by being born on American soil. Even if the parents are NOT US citizens. I am curious if there is any other country in the world in which a child is considered a citizen of that country just by being born there.

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Alex

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Hi,

Yes, a child born in the U.S. is a U.S. citizen even if his parents are in the U.S. illegally.

I do not know the answer as to whether this is the norm in other parts of the world, as all sovereign countries have their own sets of rules and regulations...but in general terms being granted automatic citizenship based purely on circumstances of birth (and not taking the parents' status into account) appears to be rare outside the U.S.

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Ajay K. Arora, Esq.
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I can answer your questions on employment and family-based U.S. Immigration Law. Expertise in various immigration categories includes the following: H-1B, L-1, O-1, PERM (labor certification), EB-1 to EB-3 I-140 employment-based immigrant petitions, family or fiance(e) or spousal sponsorship, visa extension or change of status, adjustment of status, naturalization (citizenship), etc.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) full member since 1995.

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Ajay K. Arora attended Pennsylvania State University and the University of Wales at Swansea (United Kingdom), and earned his law degree at Temple University School of Law, Philadelphia, in 1993. Mr. Arora has practiced Immigration Law since graduation and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1995.

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