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Thread #109031   Message #2277263
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
02-Mar-08 - 08:21 AM
Thread Name: BS: McCain not born in US, legally??!?
Subject: RE: BS: McCain not born in US, legally??!?
Reading around it seems to be that "natural born citizen" probably means being a citizen at the time of your birth, either because a parent is a US citizen, or because you are on US soil at the time. But it's never been formally defined, so it might mean something else, with the Supreme Court having the final say if it came to that.

If that is correct any foreign born child of an American - say a GI or Marine in Vietnam or Korea or Germany - is entitled to US citizenship, and could run for President.