§ 320 (8 USC 1431) Children born outside the United States and residing permanently in the United States; conditions under which citizenship automatically acquired
1-At least one parent of the child is a citizen of the United States, whether by birth or naturalization.
2-The child is under the age of eighteen years.
3-The child is residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the citizen parent pursuant to a lawful admission for permanent residence.
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It means what it says, The child must be residing in the United States in the legal and physical custody of the citizen parent and not visiting the parent.
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