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Practice Note
 
The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court Ruled that Stepchild Cannot Derive US Citizenship From Stepparent

The Ninth Circuit Appeals Court upheld the Board of Immigration Appeals' denial of the petitioner's claim that he derived citizenship under INA §320(a) from his U.S. citizen stepfather, finding that the definition of "child" in INA §101(c)(1) does not encompass stepchildren. The court also found that Congress did not intend for INA §101(b)'s definition of child, which does include stepchildren, to apply to INA §320(a).


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