Children Of Naturalized Americans Become Official U.S. Citizens


Second grader Nestor Montilla born in the Dominican Republic, awaits... News PhotoCertificate,Dominican Republic,Government,Grader,Horizontal,Human Interest,New York City,Office,People,Politics,USA,WaitingPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 19: Second grader Nestor Montilla, 8, born in the Dominican Republic, awaits his American citizenship certificate at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), office on February 19, 2013 in New York City. He lives in the Bronx in New York City with his father, who works as a street vendor and is a naturalized American citizen. 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)