Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens


Kimecia Hernandez born in Trinidad, awaits her American citizenship... News PhotoCertificate,Government,Human Interest,New York City,Office,People,Politics,USA,Vertical,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Kimecia Hernandez, 18, born in Trinidad, awaits her American citizenship certificate at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), office on February 19, 2013 in New York City. Kimecia, a special education student, lives in Brooklyn, New York with her mother Jennifer Hernandez, who works as a registered nurse. Almost 300 foreign-born children of naturalized immigrants received citizenship certificates Tuesday at the center during the special event. Children of naturalized immigrants receive U.S. citizenship if they arrive to the United States as minors, but they must go through a process at USCIS to receive official citizenship documents proving they have become Americans. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)