16 Month Old Baby Faces Deportation While His Twin Brother Does Not

A family in Los Angeles is at risk of being torn apart as one of the twin babies is a U.S. citizen while the other is undocumented.

By Admin on January 25, 2018
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A Los Angeles-based family is currently undergoing an unusual situation. 16-month-old twin brothers, Aiden and Ethan Dvash-Banks, do not hold the same citizenship in the U.S.

The boys’ parents, Andrew and Elad, claim that this is a case of discrimination of LGBT couples in America. They filed a lawsuit against the State Department with Immigration Equality.

Andrew is a U.S. citizen while Elad holds Israeli citizenship. They argue that the boys both should have U.S. citizenship since they have a parent who is an American citizen. The couple married and had the twin boys in Canada. The legal issues arose when they moved to the States.

According to the Guardian, U.S. officials asked for DNA samples for the boys.¬†Ethan, who carries Elad’s DNA, was denied citizenship, while Aiden, with Andrew’s, was granted it.

Andrew said:

“The message is that you’re not fully equal. What the State Department decision has done was to basically tear my family apart.”

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