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U.S. State Dept. reverses citizenship policy involving children
2021-05-18

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The State Department will now grant U.S. citizenship to children born overseas to same-and opposite-sex U.S. couples through in vitro fertilization, surrogacy and other assisted reproductive technology, ABC News reported.

The new policy comes after the agency has recently faced several lawsuits brought by same-sex couples suing for their children's citizenship—losing two federal cases last year.

The Trump administration had been fighting those losses, filing an appeal last August. While the State Department dropped its appeals in two cases in October, the agency continued to implement the policy of denying citizenship, prompting new litigation.

The policy change is also retroactive, allowing couples previously denied citizenship for their child to reapply and now transmit citizenship to their child.

The full article is at abcnews.go.com/Politics/state-dept-ends-policy-denying-us-citizenship-children/story .


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