Ahhh- that is a great immigration question and there are many outstanding IMM attnys here always contributing to avvo, repost under immigration and I am sure you will get a bunch of great answers today. If you children live in the US and you are a US Citizen it does sound like you have options.
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They might already be US citizens, depending on how long you lived in the United States. If so, it is only a matter of filing for Certificates of Citizenship and/or U.S. Passports. If not, you can petition for them to become lawful permanent residents, after which they can become U.S. citizens. Please consult with an attorney experienced in U.S. immigration law who can figure out whether they are U.S. citizens already.
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If they were born while you were already a US Citizen then yes they are already US Citizens. It is then a matter of getting the appropriate paperwork to demonstrate and and apply for proof of it.
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