I was born in an Indian Reservation and have worked there all my life and was never issued with a birth certificate. I however have an tribal I.D. (with a picture on it) and my Reservation is recognized by the federal government. Can I use it to sponsor my relative for a green card and for form I-864?
You may need to prove birth in the US. Before 1924 American Indians were not considered US citizens. The Act of June 2, 1924 recognized that all non-citizen Indians born within the territorial limits of the United States are citizens of the United States. An amendment in 1941 established that persons born in the United States to members of an Indian, Eskimo, Aleutian, or other aboriginal tribe were nationals and citizens of the United States at birth. INA section 301 continues this.
Your tribal ID may be sufficient.
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