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Law360, New York (August 24, 2016, 7:44 PM ET) — Children born abroad during the 1960s to unmarried U.S. citizen mothers and noncitizen fathers are not “similarly situated” for U.S. citizenship purposes to kids born overseas to unmarried U.S. citizen fathers and noncitizen mothers, the federal government has told the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Second Circuit had erred in holding that Congress violated the U.S. Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause by creating two different sets of requirements for a child to become a citizen under the two different situations, the government told the justices in an Aug….

Source: Law360