Re: Episode of the Week: 2x01 The Child
He is by his own admission relying on a legal technicality of 21st-century America.
Which may not have applied during the 20th century when the series was produced, and may be completely irrelevant in 24th century legal matters.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For Duty and Humanity!
--Men in Black, 1934.