I was born of two British Subjects, here in the U.S., in 1958.
Can anyone point me to the statute or law that says I’m a “Natural-Born Citizen”?
I had “Dual-Citizenship”, at best.
Under the 14th Amendment, as interpreted to date by courts, you were a citizen at birth.
Some argue there is a distinction between citizen at birth and natural born citizen, but such a distinction has never been recognized by US courts or administrative agencies.
I’m not saying such a distinction couldn’t exist, just that its existence has never been recognized and it seems highly unlikely to me that any court would recognize such a distinction given the literally explosive implications.
In fact, in one of the Supreme Court decisions that is relevant, one of the dissenters complained that the majority decision would mean a child of two Chinese coolies born in this country would be eligible to be president.
Since the majority overruled him, they implicitly agreed that this child of two foreign nationals (of unpopular race at the time) was indeed a natural-born citizen.
Of course not, there is no such law or statute (same thing really). There cannot be, because Congress only has power over naturalization, per the US Constitution.
I had Dual-Citizenship, at best.
You did indeed, for the 14th amendment declares that you are citizen, having been born in the US, and were at birth. But it does not mention 'natural born'.
Did you parents eventually naturalize, not that it affects your status, become permanent resident aliens, assuming they were not at the tiem, or did they return back across the pond?
According to this website, Panama has birthright citizenship.
If true, it means John McCain (born in a Panama hospital outside the Canal Zone) was born with dual US and Panamanian citizenship. Which is utterly irrelevant to his position under US law. He could be a citizen of 50 countries under their laws, and US law doesn't care. We don't recognize their citizenship rules as affecting the status of a US citizen.