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Wedlock Caveat Voids Man’s Citizenship, 2nd Circ. Says

Law360, New York (March 20, 2017, 8:48 PM EDT) -- The Second Circuit on Friday upheld a decision effectively revoking the U.S. citizenship of a Dominican Republic native who became a citizen as a child when his father was naturalized in 1980, finding he didn’t qualify as “legitimate” under the laws of that era because he was born out of wedlock.

Agreeing with an immigration judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals, a three-judge panel held that July Rafael Bueno Gil was not eligible for derivative citizenship under the Immigration and Nationality Act because he did...
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