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To: Lower55
I had also heard that the wife’s citizenship was determined by the husband. Turns out this is not completely true. The baby part is, but the wife part isn’t.

It was true in the United States prior to 1922. It was a determining factor at Marie Elg's birth in 1907, determining natural-born citizenship in Perkins v. Elg.

To what partial truth are you referring, as far as derivative citizenship being the law, at the time the Constitution was ratified, all the way through to 1922?

62 posted on 01/06/2010 8:29:04 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: RegulatorCountry

“To what partial truth are you referring, as far as derivative citizenship being the law, at the time the Constitution was ratified, all the way through to 1922?”

Not sure what you mean, but 1922 is a long time ago. Obama is not that old, I don’t think...lol


78 posted on 01/06/2010 9:53:25 PM PST by Lower55
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