Citizenship through birth in the U.S.

Children born in the U.S. are automatically U.S. citizens, regardless of the immigration status of their parents. This rule, grants U.S. citizenship in almost all cases to individuals born within the borders of the U.S. Some exceptions include the children of embassy personnel and representatives to the United Nations, depending on the details of the case. The borders of the United States includes all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.