January 15, 2016 by JImbo
There’s LOTS of case law out there. This sums it up pretty well:
Rogers vs Bellei (1971)
Appellee challenges the constitutionality of § 301(b) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, which provides that one who acquires United States citizenship by virtue of having been born abroad to parents, one of whom is an American citizen, who has met certain residence requirements, shall lose his citizenship unless he resides in this country continuously for five years between the ages of 14 and 28. The three-judge District Court held the section unconstitutional, citing Afroyim v. Rusk, 387 U. S. 253, and Schneider v. Rusk, 377 U. S. 163.
Held: Congress has the power to impose the condition subsequent of residence in this country on appellee, who does not come within the Fourteenth Amendment’s definition of citizens as those “born or naturalized in the United States,” and its imposition is not unreasonable, arbitrary, or unlawful.
There you have it.
That is why Barack Obama, Ted Cruz, John McCain, and a shit ton of other people born outside the USA are Natural Born Citizens.
a) One parent a US citizen. Check.
b) Lived 5 years in USA between 14 and 28. Check. (Hell, just going to college and law school is 6 years minimum right there)
So, they are qualified.
Now can we PLEASE stop all this bullcrap political theatre and stick to the issues?