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Old 11-25-2009, 12:53 PM
 
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An academic colleague of mine told me that at least one of the parents of Lou Dobbs was a British citizen at the time of his birth.

I have been unable to internet-verify this.

Does anyone know for sure?

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Old 11-25-2009, 12:55 PM
 
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Was he born in the US?
 
Old 11-25-2009, 12:58 PM
 
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Was he born in the US?
Relevance?
 
Old 11-25-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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I didn't know that academia placed such a focus on Lou Dobbs. As an academic, the person should know that having a parent that's British does not mean that you're not a natural born citizen.
 
Old 11-25-2009, 12:59 PM
 
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As long as he is actually born in the United States then Lou Dobbs would be a natural born citizen. Just like Obama is a natural born citizen despite his father being from Kenya.
 
Old 11-25-2009, 01:01 PM
 
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Now if his father was illegal...that would be something.
 
Old 11-25-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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It would be really funny though, given all the attention Dobbs gave to the birthers, if he really wasn't a natural born citizen.
 
Old 11-25-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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I didn't know that academia placed such a focus on Lou Dobbs. As an academic, the person should know that having a parent that's British does not mean that you're not a natural born citizen.
Vattel’s Influence on the term Natural Born Citizen
 
Old 11-25-2009, 01:05 PM
 
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Currently, Title 8 of the U.S. Code fills in those gaps. Section 1401 defines the following as people who are "citizens of the United States at birth:"

Anyone born inside the United States *
Any Indian or Eskimo born in the United States, provided being a citizen of the U.S. does not impair the person's status as a citizen of the tribe
Any one born outside the United States, both of whose parents are citizens of the U.S., as long as one parent has lived in the U.S.
Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year and the other parent is a U.S. national
Any one born in a U.S. possession, if one parent is a citizen and lived in the U.S. for at least one year
Any one found in the U.S. under the age of five, whose parentage cannot be determined, as long as proof of non-citizenship is not provided by age 21
Any one born outside the United States, if one parent is an alien and as long as the other parent is a citizen of the U.S. who lived in the U.S. for at least five years (with military and diplomatic service included in this time)
A final, historical condition: a person born before 5/24/1934 of an alien father and a U.S. citizen mother who has lived in the U.S.

Constitutional Topic: Citizenship - The U.S. Constitution Online - USConstitution.net
 
Old 11-25-2009, 01:06 PM
 
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Are you putting your money on this Swiss philosophers opinion?

Last edited by meson; 11-25-2009 at 01:54 PM.. Reason: made correction
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