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Thread #109031 Message #2275016
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
28-Feb-08 - 02:44 PM
Thread Name: BS: McCain not born in US, legally??!?
Subject: RE: BS: McCain not born in US, legally??!?
The Panama Canal Zone was U. S. administered- under the jurisdiction of the United States. Even the postal administration of the Zone was established by act of U. S. Congress in 1904, postage stamps overprinted "Canal Zone" at first, but later with designs selected for them. Rates were U. S. currency.
Only recently was the administration of the Canal turned over to Panama (which itself was a U. S. invention, taken from Colombia).
All children born of U. S. parents working or stationed in the Canal Zone are U. S. citizens.