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  •  There is one thing the birthers get right (3+ / 0-)
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    emidesu, fumie, mn humanist

    technically, President Obama's mother was not old enough - by a few weeks - to confer her citizenship automatically onto him when he was born under Hawaii State Law at the time.

    Requirements In order for him to received automatic citizenship based on his mother's citizenship:

    The parents are married at the time of birth and the U.S. citizen parent was physically present in the U.S. or its territories for a period of at least ten years at some time in his or her life prior to the birth, at least five of which were after his or her 14th birthday.
    Ann Dunham was only 18 years old when Barack was born.

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