Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens


Second grade student Maria Rahman born in Bangladesh, holds a flag... News PhotoBangladesh,Certificate,Flag,Government,Holding,Human Interest,New York City,People,Politics,Receiving,Student,USA,Vertical,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Second grade student Maria Rahman, 7, born in Bangladesh, holds a flag given to her by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), while waiting to receive her citizenship certificate on February 19, 2013 in New York City. Her younger sister Mayisah Rahman, 3, (R), was born in the United States. Her father, Mizanur Rahman, a taxi driver, is a naturalized American from Bangladesh, and their family lives in the Bronx, New York City. Almost 300 foreign-born children of naturalized Americans received citizenship certificates Tuesday at the USCIS 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)