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  • n. a child born to immigrant or noncitizen parents in the United States or another country that grants birthright citizenship, who, as a citizen, is said to grant immigration benefits to relatives.


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  • A child born of an immigrant in the United States, said to be a device by which a family can find legal foothold in the US, since those children are automatically allowed to choose American citizenship. (From Double-Tongued Dictionay)

    June 9, 2008