A possie in Aussie

January 3, 2009

Are babies citizens?

Filed under: citizenship — Nayano @ 7:22 pm
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baby born on plane given Canadian citizenship

Just to illustrate how capricious the citizenship business is, this item January 3, 2009 – a Ugandan mother, on a flight from Amsterdam to Boston, now has a daughter who is  considered a Canadian citizen because she was born in Canadian airspace. A Chinese 457 visa holder who had lived in Australia since 2005 also gave birth to a little girl last month, but the Australian government considers the child to be Chinese – and also stated that the baby could remain provided the sponsoring employer agreed that she could be added as a dependent!

Nayano Taylor-Neumann

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