Skip to comments.Can this child be POTUS?
Posted on 04/24/2011 8:22:20 PM PDT by impimp
A child was born in US after both parents commenced H1B VISA, but prior to receiving Green card, and prior to parents receiving citizenship. But citizenship and Green card are likely to be received within a few years.
No, Bobby Jindal is not eligible as per the Constitution.
Nope, fails both the natural born test and citizen test.
However it passes the anchor baby test.
I don’t think he can, since none of the parents were US citizens at his birth.
Baby is citizen of US - that can’t be denied. So natural born child would only apply to children born after both parents receive their US citizenship?
At this point, I believe that Arnold Schwarzenegger can be president.
Yes he can. Natural born only means born in the US. The constitution does not state that both parents must be citizens at time of birth. This is a widely held myth. I verified this with many constitutional lawyers.
Why assume it's a male?
That would be for SCOTUS to decide because NBC definitions need to be clearly defined.
We really need to have natural born citizen defined by the courts.
Apparently I’m the odd man out here.
A child born in the United States to parents here legally, although not yet citizens?
Yes, I think that child is natural born, and can run for president.
Well Jenny Granholm has said she was only 4 when she came here and that’s good enough for her. LOL
I said exactly what you said earlier.
At this point, I'm pretty sure my cat could be president. He leans pretty conservative on most issues.
Viewed another way: Is Presidential eligibility determined by:
1) jus soli OR jus sanguinis?
2) jus soli AND jus sanguinis?
A lot of folks around here preach the latter. It seems to me that there are arguments either way.
All the arguments are probably kind of theoretical until and unless the United States Supreme Court rules on the issue.
Heck, Fidel Castro. "No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States ..." doesn't specify which country one is a natural born citizen of. As long as one is born, then one is a natural born citizen somewhere, and hence eligible.
Since the USSC, so far, seems not to even want to touch such matters, then it does seem as if the aforementioned cat could be President.
If he can get the voters to vote him in.
Except, of course, for the fact that he’s reportedly conservative.
Already well defined. I was born in Massachusetts in 1963, my father was a USAF Major at the time, and I am not eligible to be president.
Nooooo he cannot.
What a load of crap.
Read the Constitution.
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