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WEEDIN V. CHIN BOW, 274 U. S. 657 (1927)

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Weedin v. Chin Bow, 274 U.S. 657 (1927)

Weedin v. Chin Bow

No. 237

Argued March 16, 1927

Decided June 6, 1927

274 U.S. 657


1. Under Rev.Stats. § 1993, which provides:

"All children heretofore born or hereafter born out of the limits and jurisdiction of the United States, whose fathers were or may be at the time of their birth citizens thereof are declared to be citizens of the United States, but the rights of citizenship shall not descend to children whose fathers never resided in the United States,"

citizenship attaches only where the father has resided in the United States before the birth of the child. Pp. 274 U. S. 660, 274 U. S. 666, 274 U. S. 675.

Page 274 U. S. 658

2. The section is so legislatively constructed by the Act of March 2, 1907, c. 2534, § 6. P. 274 U. S. 667.

7 F.2d 369 reversed.

Certiorari (269 U.S. 550) to a judgment of the circuit court of appeals, which affirmed an order of the district court in habeas corpus discharging a Chinese boy who had applied for admission to the United States and was held for deportation by the immigration authorities.

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