If I’m reading the article right, sounds like they changed the policy so that kids born to American military and government parents serving overseas no longer get automatic US citizenship. They will have to go through the process of applying for naturalization. I’m guessing the naturalization application may also include the $725 naturalization fee.
Now, I understand the Administration’s stricter enforcement of current immigration laws, especially against criminal aliens, overstays and aliens who enter without inspection (illegals). But I don’t understand the reason behind the change in policy in this case. I find it insulting to and demoralizing for troops and government workers sent overseas to serve our country.
Now, I admit bias as a former military dependent who moved around as a kid from military base to military base. Although I was fortunate to be born on US soil, I met a few other kids at military bases who, through no fault of their own, happened to be born at overseas military hospitals, such as in Japan or Germany.
This new policy makes no sense to me.