a version of the following was posted: 1/6/16
21st Century consensus:
Those children born to U.S. citizen-parents in foreign countries qualify as American citizens, or natural born Citizens. So, a child born in a foreign country to American parents or parent can become president of the United States of America.
Presidential eligibility is considered a "non-justiciable political question" that might possibly be a Congressional question and not a question for the U.S. Supreme Court.
Within Article II of the U.S. Constitution (article and part abridged):
"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States" can become president.
Other requirements included in this part of Article II: The president has to be of the "Age of thirty-five Years and had been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States."
- The World Almanac 2015 & Wikipedia
President Obama was eligible to run for and become president (even if he was born in Kenya, which was proven to be untrue, as his mother was born in America), and so was Senator Cruz (who was born in Canada, whose father was Cuban, but whose mother was born in the U.S.).
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