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Can a Dual Citizen be eligible to be President of the United States?

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  1. KDPPatsfan85

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    #24 Jersey

    Yes or No and why??
     
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    Why couldn't one? So long as the person in question is a naturalized us citizen, as required, then sure. Whether that person becomes a citizen of canada, italy, guam, brazil, etc is irrelevent so long as the former is met.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    Do you mean is it actually illegal or do you want it to be illegal?

    The law doesn't seem to say one cannot hold duel citizenship and hold office.

    At least not anywhere I can find. There are certain DOD jobs and DOJ jobs that one cannot hold - but it worked out fine for Arnold Schwarzenegger who holds citizenship in American and in his native Austria.

    As long as they don't carry a foreign passport or deliberately seek or apply for foreign citizenship (in other words, if it was acquired by birth and has never been used for travel or military purposes) it seems to be ok.

    Barack Obama and Dual Citizenship - Does the United States Allow Dual Nationality?
     
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    You know that this is some type of trap question, and the poster will come back with some commentary from Orly Taitz or another member of the Insane Azzclown Birther Policy.

    Why feed the trolls????
     
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    fyi, a naturalized US citizen is not eligible to be President -- need to be natural born

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    I don't think there are laws about being a dual citizen, though I could be wrong. Nothing in the Constitution that I'm aware of, though.
     
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    After seeing the sh!t beautiful obama gets away with I wouldn't be surprised to see an Illegal Alien President
     
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    That's what I meant more or less. Whatever it is the requirement is.
     
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    Other countries' laws are irrelevant. JFK met all the requirements for Irish citizenship.
     
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    #11 Jersey

    If you are born in the United States you are eligible to be President. Pretty cut and dry if you ask me.

    How about this scenario: Mum was born in Australia and Dad was born in the USA. They are married and live in Fresno. They have a baby in Fresno. If Mum fills out the paperwork with the Australian Government the baby is a dual Aussie/American citizen.
     
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    I think that's fine.
     
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    #24 Jersey

    At one time that law made some sense when we were a weaker country. I would prefer a natural born President but we've had bad from that kind over the years. The law needs to be clarified is all I care about. Right now it's open to interpretation which leaves us open to a possible President with the wrong intentions. Then again - because the electoral college votes that person in perhaps we are just worry too much. I doubt the leader of Iran or South Korea or china could come here to win the election
     
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    #11 Jersey

    As it should be. I think I have mentioned this before but I was born in New Zealand. My kids were born in Concord, MA and are American citizens by birth and New Zealand citizens by paperwork.

    Even though I'm a naturalized Australian citizen, the Aussie Government wouldn't give my kids Australian citizenship. That is fair.

    The USA has no problem with dual/tri citizenship.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    It's an interesting question. Here is the oath that immigrants take in when they receive U.S. citizenship:

    USCIS - Naturalization Oath of Allegiance to the United States of America
    That implies that they are giving up their other citizenships. Those that are born here and do not take the oath have more freedom in this area. For those with birth citizenship, according to the State Department they "allow it but don't encourage it":

    US State Department Services Dual Nationality

     

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