It’s a complicated and confusing subject for us non-legal types. Easy to make mistakes.
I know. Somewhere I had heard that the Man’s citizenship is what is transferred to the baby. I had also heard that the wife’s citizenship was determined by the husband. Turns out this is not completely true. The baby part is, but the wife part isn’t.
Jedidah said: Its a complicated and confusing subject for us non-legal types. Easy to make mistakes.
So you are saying that you are a legal expert? Then explain this, why was it before the 1922 marriage act, women followed the condition/citizenship of the male aka father, then husband?
What happened is that this act of 1922 left American women who married foreigners in a precarious situation as they were now considered foreigners themselves, thus in 2 later congressional acts, it was changed and thus the dual citizen was born per the courts, but it was never recognized or made law by any statute passed by Congress. Here’s the historical breakdown of US citizenship from our country’s founding.