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  •  Correct, it doesn't count. (0+ / 0-)

    For that to count, his mother would have to have resided in the United States for 5 years after age 14. She was a little too young for that to apply.

    It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so. — Will Rogers

    by dconrad on Fri Jul 31, 2009 at 11:21:17 AM PDT

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    •  why would she have not resided in the US (0+ / 0-)

      that's ridiculous.  Because she had a teenage pregancy, that would nullify citizenship?  If so, that's the most ridiculous rule I've ever heard.

      I can see that as a valid rule for immigrant children who might not have lived in the US for part of their youth, but not for persons, like his mother, who were already natural-born citizens.

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        It's my understanding that the rule has since been changed. I don't understand your subject, "why would she have not resided in the US"? She hadn't resided for five years (after age 14) simply because five years had not yet elapsed.

        Anyway, that was the law at that time, and it has since been changed. Perhaps for reasons like the ones you state in your second paragraph. In any case, it doesn't matter, since he was born in the US.

        It isn't what we don't know that gives us trouble, it's what we know that ain't so. — Will Rogers

        by dconrad on Tue Aug 04, 2009 at 10:03:46 AM PDT

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