Acquisition of Citizenship

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Acquisition of citizenship refers to the mechanism by which certain foreign-born children acquire citizenship automatically by virtue of being born to parents who are U.S. citizens. Pursuant to the Child Citizenship Act of 2000, if a child satisfies certain requirements, he or she acquires U.S. citizenship by operation of law either on the day of admission to the United States or on the day that the last condition for acquiring citizenship is satisfied.