Pelosi Statement on State Department Denying Citizenship to Children of Americans

John Boehner


May 17, 2019

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement on reports that the State Department is denying citizenship to certain children of American citizens born abroad:

“This outrageous policy from the State Department is an unconscionable attack on American families and violates our Constitution.  Once again, the Trump Administration is demonstrating just how far they are willing to go to undermine our core values and advance their hateful agenda by denying citizenship to children born abroad to same-sex American couples, as well as those who seek medical treatment overseas in order to conceive.

“No matter how hard the President and his Administration may try, they cannot change the meaning of family or what it means to be an American.  The State Department must uphold our laws, end this cruel and inhumane policy and treat every family with the dignity and respect that they deserve.”

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