The law requiring US citizens to "bear" a US passport when leaving and entering the US is the Immigration and Naturalization Act section 215, found at 8 USC § 1185, Travel control of citizens and aliens, subsection (b).
I need to take my baby back to my home country soon since my job in United States is ending in the July and I managed to get my baby a foreign passport. However I cannot get a United States passport for her since they stopped issuing United States passport and will delay for months.
What is the best way to leave the USA without violating this law? Is it possible to get approval or should I get a lawyer for help on this? What type of lawyer should I have? Any experience with this?
Thanks for the comments: For departure, we get many comments about no one enforcing the law, but still it is a law... We are worried that the penalty will change in future and affect my daughter in future, which could be several decades.
For return, I will definitely apply in overseas Embassy in future. But another issue is will my daughter lose her citizenships if she leave USA with a foreign passport?
Update in May 2021. No one really ask about the US passport for my daughter during the travel. The passport was sent to my friend and then mailed to me in last September.