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To: jtal
What am I missing here?

There is a distinct difference under the law between the citizenship status of a child born to two American citizen parents overseas, on the one hand, and a child born to one American citizen parent and one alien parent overseas, on the other hand. BO falls into the second category. According to the law in effect at the time of BO's birth, his mother at the time was not old enough for her child born abroad to qualify at birth as an American citizen.

318 posted on 10/13/2008 8:47:37 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: justiceseeker93
According to the law in effect at the time of BO's birth, his mother at the time was not old enough for her child born abroad to qualify at birth as an American citizen.

To what extent, if at all, is the Constitution bound by laws passed much later, by Congress? Not much, I'd think. Specially a law, like this, that does not make sense at all. (What possible reason would there be for saying that the child of a mother who was a native-born citizen, with no ties to any other country, and who had never resided in another country, would not be a citizen simply because the mother was young.)
342 posted on 10/13/2008 11:19:11 AM PDT by Mariebl
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