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Jus soli

the principle of citizenship by birthplace

Jus sanguinis

the principle of citizenship by parentage


the legal process by which an immigrant becomes a citizen


a person can lose their citizenship


the legal process of giving up one's citizenship

undocumented alien

someone living in a country witout authorization from the government


the legal process of forcing a noncitizen to leave a country

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