Beckwith searching for that clause in the Constitution or that law that defines three classes of citizenship.
You contend that there are only two classes of citizen -- natural born and naturalized -- thereby making anchor babies eligible to be CiC.
Your contention is that there is no reference to "native born" in the law.
You are simply wrong.
Here are legal references that proves you are misinformed to the max -- and I have more:
Native Born citizen:
This principle was clearly stated by Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont in his letter of advice to the Secretary of State Hamilton Fish, in Steinkaulers Case, 1875, 15 Op.Atty.Gen. 15. The facts were these: One Steinkauler, a Prussian subject by birth, emigrated to the United States in 1848, was naturalized in 1854, and in the following year had a son who was born in St. Louis. Four years later Steinkauler returned to Germany taking this child and became domiciled at Weisbaden where they continuously resided. When the son reached the age of twenty years the German Government called upon him to report for military duty and his father then invoked the intervention of the American Legation on the ground that his son was a native citizen of the United States. To an inquiry by our Minister, the father declined to give an assurance that the son would return to this country within a reasonable time. On reviewing the pertinent points in the case, including the Naturalization Treaty of 1868 with North Germany, 15 Stat. 615, the Attorney General reached the following conclusion: Young Steinkauler is a native-born American citizen.
Mr. Steinkauler was found to be a native born citizen because he was born in the mainland USA (St. Louis).
Other "Native Born" references:
U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898) -- The holding in U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark states that Wong Kim Ark is a "native born citizen."
Perkins v. Elg, 307 U.S. 325 (1939) -- The cross petition of Miss Elg, upon which certiorari was granted in No. 455, is addressed to the part of the decree below which dismissed the bill of complaint as against the Secretary of State. The dismissal was upon the ground that the court would not undertake by mandamus to compel the issuance of a passport or control by means of a declaratory judgment the discretion of the Secretary of State. But the Secretary of State, according to the allegation of the bill of complaint, had refused to issue a passport to Miss Elg 'solely on the ground that she had lost her native born American citizenship.' The court below, properly recognizing the existence of an actual controversy with the defendants
Now go back under your rock.
posted on 12/03/2009 3:57:17 PM PST
(A "natural born citizen" -- two American citizen parents and born in the USA.)
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