Tough Times Ahead for Military Children Born Outside USA who Seek US Citizenship
There will not be automatic citizenship for a number of military children born outside the US beginning October 2019. The federal government has proposed a new plan that will alter the policy that initially allowed some members of the military and federal workers to transfer citizenship to their children born overseas. The Trump administration looks set to enact the policy in October 2019, and that appears to be a stumbling block to some of the military children whose parents have served the country tirelessly based on the latest statement from Department of Defense Spokeswoman Lt. Col. Carla M. Gleason on August 28. A tweet by @TalKopan on August 28, highlighted about the new policy.
Although the report by Lt. Col. Carla M. Gleason suggests that the impact will be small since the estimated number of military children that will be affected is 100, the move does not align with the efforts of empowering and recognizing the military children.
Organizations such as Kids Rank who strive to empower the military children believe that the policy derails the efforts of empowering military children and has also faced criticism from a section of the public. The main debate that is trending now is whether this move is recommendable or should not be implemented.
Question: Do you believe that the federal government should go ahead and enact the policy as planned or it should be revised or abolished altogether?