To: Old Teufel Hunden
"However, I think that statute at the time of his birth said that if he's born in this country to a mother under 18 (or maybe it's 16 I can't remember what I read) he is a citizen. That's why it's so important to find out if he was born in this country."
Actually, the above is just exactly backwards. When Obama was born, the US code said that if the mother was NOT 18, she could not confer citizenship based on her birth status. That was later changed.
To: Wonder Warthog
"When Obama was born, the US code said that if the mother was NOT 18, she could not confer citizenship based on her birth status. That was later changed."
Okay, did a quick little research on the internet. Obama's birthdate is August 4, 1961. Anne Dunham's birthdate was November 29, 1942. That means she was 18 at the time of his birth. So by what you stated she could confer citizenship. However, I remember reading somewhere that the qualifier was that if she was under a certain age, the father was not American and the child was not born in America she could not confer citizenship. That law has since been changed but was in effect at the time of his birth.
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