Both Rubio and Jindal are citizens of the USA, being born in Florida and Louisiana, thirty five years old and have lived here for the last fourteen years, and they can prove it.
All of that being true, they are still not natural born citizens of the United States, as their parents were not citizens at the time of their birth.
They are eligible for Senator or as Congressmen, as the requirement is only to be a citizen.
Natural born is only for the position of President. But you knew that.
Yes, but they are NOT Article II, Section 1, Clause 5, NATURAL BORN CITIZENS. BOTH parents have to be “U.S. citizens” at the the time of the child's birth.
EVERYONE at the time of the founding knew exactly why “citizen” was changed to be “Natural Born Citizen”. They relied on Vattel’s “The Law of Nations” definition. Copies of which were in the library, in French AND English, where the constitution was written.
The Supreme Court has stated the same in several opinions/decisions.
There is NO DOUBT,
The fourteen yrs was a means of grandfathering the Founding generation into eligibility (Alexander Hamilton particularly).
“No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.” Article II, Section 1, paragraph 4.
It does not say the last fourteen yrs consecutive either which would have made Jefferson ineligible in 1800.