I have missed some episodes, so I've probably missed seeing the show explain the answer to my question. Have they explained how Nikolas faces deportation in spite of the fact that his biological mother is an American citizen?
His son was born in the united states so they can't deport him. I like him and Carly together. That would kill Jax. I like Nadine but not with Nick. This is just a bad story line to get him and Nadine married. Please don't do it.
You would think that, after living in the States so long, Nikolas would have pursued citizenship and/or applied for a green card. I mean, he owns property, runs a business, and has a child who is an American citizen... if he were here on an expired visa or whatever, you'd think someone would have noticed by now!
Having a child that is an American citizen is not a guarantee that the non-citizen parent won't be deported. One of the news shows just had some parents on who are facing deportation, even though their children are US citizens. The mother they were interviewing said she told INS that her son was a citizen, and said that she was told that her son could stay but she had to leave.
I also think the fact that Nikolas was apprehended in the commission of a crime (wasn't he breaking into Scott's room?) was a factor. I understand there's currently a real-world government push to deport legal aliens who commit crimes.
Don't forget, Nikolas' mother is an American citizen. He is an American citizen and thusly, cannot be deported. Now, if it is Scott making trouble 'cuz he is pissed off....well then it is another really poor story choice.
As I understand it, Nikolas is not an American. He's a green-card holder. Wasn't he born in Greece?When you have a child outside of the United States, you have 30 days to file the birth certificate at the nearest embassy. Otherwise, I believe the child has to file it on his/her own. Nikolas, apparently, neglected doing this. I don't know about you, but I'd like to see Helena come out of the woodwork with his citizenship papers at the last possible moment and offer them in exchange for time with Spencer. It's possible, right? INS did give 9/11 hijackers their green cards after they flew themselves into buildings. So, why not have INS misplace Nikolas' papers?
Yes, Nikolas was born on a Greek island, so the fact that his mother is an American citizen doesn't automatically give him citizenship. But by that same token, couldn't Nik turn around and have Jax deported? Jax is Australian by birth and then moved to Alaska, right?(I can't believe we're having a serious discussion about immigration and naturalization as it applies to soaps. LOL!)
I forgot that Jax is Australian. I wonder if he naturalized himself or not. I am sure NIkolas will find out.
Yep, let's sit back & watch as the iNS (isn't it called ICE now?) goes after Nickolas.Meanwhile, Port Charles is being overrun by the Russian Mob, anyone check their papers? How simple would it have been for Sonny, Jason, or Carly for crying out loud, to pickup the phone & report this mob & watch them get deported? Problem solved.
Maybe the Russians have proper [fake] documentation. LOL
How funny would it be if they arrested one of these Russian thugs & he had the stolen ID of one Nickolas Cassadine??In honesty, no other country, except the US gives automatic citizenship to a child born there. Generally whatever the parents are, so is the child, nationality wise. Now is Nickolas' Dad Greek? American? Dual? In Greece if parents are 2 different nationalities, the Fathers is considered the deciding factor.
As I recall, Nikolas' family was Russian. They left Russia during the Revolution and settled in Greece. So, Russians with Cassadine immigration documents or some mix-up therein may not be a far leap.
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