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The Trump Administration's Attack on Would-Be American Children

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First they came after transgender people, then they in latest Supeme Court briefs have come after gay people. They have come after immigrants.  Now they are coming after kids who should qualify to become American Citizens.

The Trump administration announced new citizenship rules for some children of U.S. service members serving abroad, creating confusion among legal scholars and immigration attorneys and drawing condemnation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released an 11-page memo Wednesday that initially implied children of American citizens would no longer have automatic citizenship if born in another country starting on Oct. 29. Instead, parents would have to apply for citizenship on behalf of the child.

Our guest is Peter Perkowski, Legal Director for the Modern Military Association of America, the nation’s leading advocacy organization representing the LGBTQ and HIV+ military community, including service members, veterans, Dept of Defense civilians, and their spouses and families.

 

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