Here's a dose of reality for you. George Romney was born in Mexico. He was not eligible to be the President, yet he ran for the office.
Article II, Section 1:
No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.
You are absolutely correct, P-M.
And the questioning of George Romney’s citizenship status included the fact that his parents were Mexican citizens.
If I am born to Mexican parents, can I be President if I have been born in Mexico?
Here’s a dose of reality for you.
Although it is generally accepted that birth-right citizenship includes both those born on U.S. soil and overseas to U.S. citizen parents, it was not always the case, said T. Alexander Aleinikoff, a constitutional scholar who will shortly become dean of Georgetown University Law School in Washington.
In 1790, he said, Congress passed the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which gave citizenship to children born overseas if the father was a U.S. citizen. In 1934, it was extended to include the children of mothers who were citizens.
But whether people born in those circumstances can serve as president has never been set in legal concrete because it has never been challenged, said Aleinikoff, who specializes in citizenship issues.
“The Constitution does not say you have to be born in the United States, so there is room to decide what ‘natural born’ means, but the informal interpretation that we all accept has never been tested,” he said.
“Clearly, though,” he said in an interview, the Constitution “indicates anybody who is naturalized is not natural born, and this is a ridiculous provision.”
You have not presented proof.