The post raises two questions:
- Is a child born abroad to U.S. citizen parent(s) automatically a U.S. citizen? What are the conditions required to transmit U.S. citizenship? Who bears the burden of proving that those conditions have been met?
- Assuming that the child either acquires or is eligible for U.S. citizenship, should the parent register the birth at a U.S. Consulate or embassy?
If you go the link referenced in the above tweet you will be able to see the video of the testimony. This is very interesting. It seems to address the “citizenship” issue primarily from the perspective of people wanting to acquire U.S. citizenship. As always, it neglects the problems of U.S. citizenship imposed on people without their consent. Nevertheless, this is a very valuable discussion.