16.03.01.221 - U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND QUALIFIED NON-CITIZEN REQUIREMENTS

16.03.01.221. U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND QUALIFIED NON-CITIZEN REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible, an individual must be a lawfully present member of one (1) of the following groups: (3-20-14)

01. U.S. Citizen. A U.S. Citizen or a "national of the United States." (3-20-14)

02. Child Born Outside the U.S. A child born outside the U.S., as defined in Public Law 106-395, is considered a citizen if all of the following conditions are met: (3-20-14)

a. At least one (1) parent is a U.S. Citizen. The parent can be a citizen by birth or naturalization. This includes an adoptive parent; (3-20-14)

b. The child is residing permanently in the U.S. in the legal and physical custody of a parent who is a U.S. Citizen, and the child does not have IR-4 status; (3-28-18)

c. The child is under eighteen (18) years of age; (3-20-14)

d. The child is a lawful permanent resident; and (3-20-14)

e. If the child is an adoptive child, the child was residing in the U.S. at the time the parent was naturalized and was in the legal and physical custody of the adoptive parent. (3-20-14)

03. Full-Time Active Duty U.S. Armed Forces Member. A qualified non-citizen as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1641(b) or (c) who is currently on full-time active duty with the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy or U.S. Coast Guard, or a spouse or unmarried dependent child of the U.S. Armed Forces member. (3-20-14)

04. Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces. A qualified non-citizen as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1641(b) or (c) who was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, or U.S. Coast Guard for a reason other than their citizenship status, or a spouse, including a surviving spouse who has not remarried, or an unmarried dependent child of the veteran. (3-20-14)

05. Non-Citizen Entering the U.S. Before August 22, 1996. A non-citizen who entered the U.S. before August 22, 1996, who is currently a qualified non-citizen as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1641(b) or (c), who remained continuously present in the U.S. until he became a qualified non-citizen. (3-20-14)

06. Non-Citizen Entering on or After August 22, 1996. A non-citizen who entered the U.S. on or after August 22, 1996, and who is: (3-20-14)

a. A refugee admitted into the U.S. under 8 U.S.C. 1157, and can be eligible for seven (7) years from the date of entry; (3-20-14)

b. An asylee granted asylum into the U.S. under 8 U.S.C. 1158, and can be eligible for seven (7) years from the date asylee status is assigned; (3-20-14)

c. An individual whose deportation or removal from the U.S. has been withheld under 8 U.S.C. 1253 or 1231(b)(3) as amended by Section 305(a) of Division C of Public Law 104-208, and can be eligible for seven (7) years from the date deportation or removal was withheld; (3-20-14)

d. An Amerasian immigrant admitted into the U.S. under 8 U.S.C. 1612(b)(2)(A)(i)(V), and can be eligible for seven (7) years from the date of entry; or (3-20-14)

e. A Cuban or Haitian entrant to the U.S. under Section 501(e) of the Refugee Assistance Act under Section 501(e) of P.L. 96-422 (1980), and can be eligible for seven (7) years from the date of entry. (3-20-14)

07. Qualified Non-Citizen Entering on or After August 22, 1996. A qualified non-citizen under 8 U.S.C. 1641(b) or (c), who entered the U.S. on or after August 22, 1996, and who has held a qualified non-citizen status for at least five (5) years. (3-20-14)

08. American Indian Born in Canada. An American Indian born in Canada, under 8 U.S.C. 1359. (3-20-14)

09. American Indian Born Outside the U.S. An American Indian born outside of the U.S., who is a member of a U.S. federally recognized tribe under 25 U.S.C. 450 b(e). (3-20-14)

10. Qualified Non-Citizen Child Receiving Federal Foster Care. A qualified non-citizen child as defined in 8 U.S.C. 1641(b) or (c), and receiving federal foster care assistance. (3-20-14)

11. Victim of Severe Form of Trafficking. A victim of a severe form of trafficking in persons, as defined in 22 U.S.C. 7102(13); who meets one (1) of the following: (3-20-14)

a. Is under the age of eighteen (18) years; or (3-20-14)

b. Is certified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as willing to assist in the investigation and prosecution of a severe form of trafficking in persons; and (3-20-14)

i. Has made a bona fide application for a temporary visa under 8 U.S.C. 1104(a)(15)(T), which has not been denied; or (3-20-14)

ii. Is remaining in the U.S. to assist the U.S. Attorney General in the prosecution of traffickers in persons. (3-20-14)

12. Afghan Special Immigrant. An Afghan special immigrant, as defined in Public Law 110-161, who has special immigration status after December 26, 2007. (3-20-14)

13. Iraqi Special Immigrant. An Iraqi special immigrant, as defined in Public Law 110-181, who has special immigration status after January 28, 2008. (3-20-14)

14. Individuals not Meeting the Citizenship or Qualified Non-Citizen Requirements. An individual who does not meet the citizenship or qualified non-citizen requirements in Subsections 221.01 through 221.13 of this rule, may be eligible for emergency medical services if he meets all other conditions of eligibility. (3-25-16)

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