Q: if a child got us citizenship through a parent do we still need to get a certificate of naturalization? if yes then why
A: More information is needed. A child must have been admitted as a lawful permanent resident, among other grounds in order to claim "derivative citizenship." It may be a "certificate of citizenship," not necessarily a "certificate of naturalization." Each require different applications.
It is equally unclear whether the child must have been petitioned as a lawful permanent resident, first. As a result, I strongly recommend an appointment or teleconference with a competent and experienced immigration attorney before there are any other complications. Good luck.
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