One of my parents became a naturalized citizen after I was born but before I turned 18 years old. Did I automatically become a citizen?

Maybe. If you were born after February 27, 2001, you are under 18, residing in the United States pursuant to a lawful admission for permanent residence, and are in the physical and legal custody of the US citizen, then you can automatically become a US citizen. Also, you can become a US citizen if you were born after February 27, 2001, and were adopted by a US citizen before your 16th birthday, so long as you are legally in the United States under the physical and legal custody of the US citizen with whom you have resided for the past two years. 

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