When we first moved from the Philippines to Nashville, TN, we were a family of 3: Tatay, Nanay, & Malcolm. Five years later, Caspian joined us and another baby is on the way.
It also means that in our soon-to-be family of 5, three of us are Filipino citizens while two (2) are American citizens.
To be completely accurate, Caspian is a dual citizen and our next baby will be one, too.
Citizenship by birth
The USA is one of the countries that follow the jus soli doctrine of citizenship. It means that all babies born within its territory are considered citizens. This is also called birthright citizenship, which the Trump Administration has been challenging as part of tightening policy on immigration.Continue reading