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News Posted on February 10, 2017

King Hall Team Helps Pass ABA Citizenship Resolution

A King Hall team including Holly S. Cooper, Co-director of the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic, Professor Lisa Ikemoto, Jimmy Newman ’14, and David Jefferson ’14 worked with Richard Vaughn of the ABA Family Law Section and Immigration Commission to research, draft, and edit Resolution 113, which asks the U.S. Department of State to recognize children of U.S. citizens born via alternative reproductive techniques as U.S. citizens. 

The resolution was passed unanimously by the ABA House of Delegates on February 6 following more than two years of advocacy.  It applies to growing numbers of “intended parents” who do not have a biological or gestational relationship with their child.