I am just wondering about this can someone please clarify it? Are there any limitations on granting a citizenship to children born in the USA to foreign nationals? For instance, if illegal aliens have a child here is a US citizenship granted to a child? How about a couple from any foreign country who has a child here while on vacation or on a temporary work assignment? Lastly, if legal residents (green card holders) have a child here is the child then US citizen? If the answer is yes on any of the scenarios above how did this come to be? I cannot think of other countries that would grant citizenship by birth (surely there must be .. I just dont know of any). What do you think about granting a citizenship to a child of foreign nationals? Is that a good thing or a bad thing?