Skip to comments.Newspaper Publishers in the Black Community Think Barack Obama is Foreign Born
Posted on 04/17/2011 8:34:37 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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On the IRS website, a U.S. national is defined as:
An individual who owes his sole allegiance to the United States, including all U.S. citizens, and including some individuals who are not U.S. citizens. For tax purposes the term "U.S. national" refers to individuals who were born in American Samoa or the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.
Clearly, a "national" is not the same thing as "natural born citizen."
Further, the IRS site states:
An individual born in the United States.
An individual whose parent is a U.S. citizen.*
A former alien who has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen
An individual born in Puerto Rico.
An individual born in Guam.
An individual born in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
*The Child Citizenship Act, which applies to both adopted and biological children of U.S. citizens, amends Section 320 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to provide for the automatic acquisition of U.S. citizenship when certain conditions have been met. Specifically, these conditions are:
One parent is a U.S. citizen by birth or through naturalization;
The child is under the age of 18;
The child is residing in the United States as a lawful permanent resident alien and is in the legal and physical custody of the U.S. citizen parent; and
If the child is adopted, the adoption must be final.
Clearly, the citizenship status above is granted by the Sovereign, soley at the Sovereign's discretion. There are even conditions placed on when this discretionary grant of citizenship will be made. This indicates, by contrast, that the Sovereign definitely can withhold this citizenship status from children at birth as well as grant it.
Thus, there is the argument that this citizenship is not that one is naturally born with by way of one's bloodline and the concept that no man can be born without a country.
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