Big news in the Mn Huna family! Houda has a brand new little brother! Ibrahim was born in late October and is the first U.S. citizen in Houda’s family. The rest of the family cannot apply for citizenship until they have been U.S. residents for five years.
Ibrahim’s citizenship derives from the 14th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and is commonly known as birthright citizenship. The stability and security that come from his citizenship stand in stark contrast to Houda’s niece and nephew, who were both born in Jordan to Syrian parents. They have neither Jordanian nor Syrian citizenship. They are stateless.
Listen now for cute baby coos, plans for bilingual baby-raising, and a discussion of the 14th amendment and birthright citizenship.
Melanie/ميلاني: Ibrahim is from here.