posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 01:06 PM
Originally posted by rapinbatsisaltherage Why would the US not recognize that Obama was born here and that he is a citizen just because
Indonesia doesn’t acknowledge dual citizenship? What is the US policy for that?
There are a number of policies surrounding that:
From US Citizenship info website:
If an American citizen were to apply for citizenship in another country, must s/he give up the US citizenship? If not, what are the conditions?
What about dual citizenship?
If one takes up citizenship in another country, then the US will consider that person to no longer be a citizen.
The dual citizenship situations generally pertain to citizenship-by-birth, not when the US citizen naturalizes in another country.
Now here's the kicker - he would have had to give up US citizenship when he went over to Indonesia. According to all the bio info on Obama, his
Indonesian father adopted him. Now whether this alone makes him an automatic Indonesian citizen - I don't know. But to attend school there, you
*must* be an Indonesian citizen. So, maybe this applies:
From Dept of State website:
Parents cannot renounce U.S. citizenship on behalf of their minor children. Before an oath of renunciation will be administered under Section
349(a)(5) of the INA, a person under the age of eighteen must convince a U.S. diplomatic or consular officer that he/she fully understands the nature
and consequences of the oath of renunciation, is not subject to duress or undue influence, and is voluntarily seeking to renounce his/her U.S.
Now, let's assume he did renounce his US citizenship while a youngster because he was pressured into it by Mom & Dad. He had an opportunity when he
turned 18 to reverse that. See below from Dept of State website again:
(Section 351(b) of the INA provides that an applicant who renounced his or her U.S. citizenship before the age of eighteen can have that
citizenship reinstated if he or she makes that desire known to the Department of State within six months after attaining the age of eighteen.
So, if this is all true, did he ever do this last part? If not, he's here illegally.
[edit on 17-11-2008 by themamayada]