I am an America natural born. I leave this country pregnant and have a child in Kenya or whereever. By my naturalization, my child is american born?
If you and the baby's father are both natural born citizens and your baby is born in Kenya or wherever, your baby is a US citizen but not a natural born citizen. My understanding of “natural born” means born of two US citizens and born on US soil. This distinction refers only to the President and Vice President per the constitution.
Leo Donofrio’s case assumes that Obama was born in Hawaii. However, Obama’s father was not a US citizen and that made Obama a British subject at birth. Therefore he is not a natural born citizen.
We will just have to wait and see what the SC Justices decide on Friday to see if they will fully hear Donofrio’s case. Also waiting to hear what Obama’s response to Justice Souter is today.
According to the US Supreme Court in 1898, children born overseas to American parents were considered naturalized by act of Congress, and therefore not native-born or natural-born. Presumably not eligible to be President, although this question was not addressed specifically in the ruling.
Other laws and decisions since may have altered this. Certainly McCain was not born “in the US” in the terms of the 1898 decision.
Except for a few exceptions dealing with very rare circumstances, your child would be a natural born US citizen, regardless of where he was born.