United States Ninth Circuit

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Friend v. Holder, 10-55906

Dismissal of petitioner's action for a declaratory judgment that he is a United States citizen, although he was born in the Philippine Islands, because his father was a U.S. citizen, is affirmed, where: 1) the Nationality Act of 1940 was not the law in effect at the time of petitioner's birth in 1931; and 2) the Act does not apply retroactively to petitioner.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/30/2013
  • Published 04/30/2013




  • United States Ninth Circuit