Talk:Natural-born citizen

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I think this is an interesting debate, and I was wondering if I could get some thoughts. It seems that the prevailing opinion of this encyclopedia is that to be a natural-born citizen, both of your parents, at the time of your birth, cannot be citizens of another country. Is that correct? EricAlstrom 23:41, 24 June 2012 (EDT)

It is a worthy debate whether having a non-citizen father should discount a person as natural born. Indeed, in the Wong Kim Ark court case, US Supreme Court justices Fuller and Harlan disagreed with the majority opinion. However, it is the result as decided by the majority that matters. This case settled once and for all that according to the US Constitution, anyone who is born a citizen under the 14th amendment by being "born in the Us and subject to its jurisdiction" is definitively a natural-born citizen. SDCrawford 21:36, 31 October 2012 (EDT)
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