The #TrumpHatesMilitaryFamilies is trending on Twitter this morning after a terrible new policy was released by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Trump’s new policy eliminates automatic citizenship for children born to some of the US military and government workers that are stationed overseas.
Ending citizenship of military babies born overseas is just one example.
Deportation of veterans
Transgender soldiers being banned
Disrespecting Gold Star families
Allowing private citizens to run the VA from Mar-a-Lago
The veteran suicide crisis#TrumpHatesMilitaryFamilies
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) August 29, 2019
The new rule mainly affects naturalized citizens that are posted in other countries for an extended period of time, and it does not currently impact anyone that was or will be born in the United States.
But the language in the policy is vague and confusing, so it is causing many military members and their spouses undue stress.
A spokesperson for the USCIS explains a bit of the policy:
“The policy change explains that we will not consider children who live abroad with their parents to be residing in the United States even if their parents are US government employees or US service members stationed outside of the United States, and as a result, these children will no longer be considered to have acquired citizenship automatically.”
The new rules will have the most impact on those that are serving in the military but not citizens of the United States.
There are about 5,000 permanent residents that enlist each year, and serving in the military is one way to gain citizenship. Now, if a non-citizen service member has a child while stationed abroad, that child will no longer automatically become a US citizen.
Former VP Joe Biden has promised to undo the policy if elected President:
Our military families sacrifice everything in service to our nation. And today, the Trump Administration revoked automatic citizenship for some of their children.
It's reprehensible and cruel. As president, I'll reverse it immediately. https://t.co/WgizSndgMF
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 29, 2019
Trump has spoken out against birthright citizenship on many occasions:
So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of dollars and is very unfair to our citizens, will be ended one way or the other. It is not covered by the 14th Amendment because of the words “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” Many legal scholars agree…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 31, 2018
This new policy seems to be getting him one step closer to his goal of eliminating it entirely.
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