I am a US citizen but have not lived here long enough to transmit. My question is whether I need to produce a birth certificate for my mother? I don't have one, and it may prove difficult to get a copy from her country of birth.
I'd say you need to consult with an attorney as to the timeline and your children's eligibility for citizenship.
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You will need to prove that your mother meets all the requirements.
You should retain an experienced immigration lawyer to review all the facts, advise you, and handle the case. You can find one through http://www.ailalawyer.com.
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