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There are other types of citizenship because of territories the states "own".
No there isn't. There are American Nationals who are not Citizens. But there are only two kinds of Citizens: natural born and naturalized. End of
The IRS does not make Citizenship law.
You can look it up, it is very complicated and gets into the IRS etc.
It acknowledges different circumstances under which individuals, citizens and non-citizens alike, have
tax relationships to the US. If the tax law is designed to give (for example) a tax benefit to Americans who go to Brazil to establish businesses
importing American goods, then the IRS has to define exactly who it is that can benefit from that provision. It isn't establishing a new state of
Likewise, there are about a couple of dozen visa's for foreigner's in the U.S. Some of them allow the foreigner to work and some don't. Detailing
which visa holders are required to pay taxes is not establishing a new state of citizenship.
Repeat for emphasis: There are two types of citizenship: natural born and naturalized.
There is exactly ONE difference between the two types of citizenship. Natural born citizens can be President, naturalized citizens cannot.
The Constitution (in the 14th Amendment) guarantees that there can be no other legal difference. You can look it up, but it is so simple that I can
explain it quite easily:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State
wherein they reside.
ALL PERSONS. Not just white persons. Not just persons with two citizen parents. ALL PERSONS with the singular restriction to those who are subject to
the laws of the United States i.e. the jurisdiction.
There are two kinds of Citizens: born and naturalized. There are no other citizenship types. Just Two. Such persons are Citizens of the United States
and of the individual state in which they reside. End of story.
Jurisdiction means "subject to the laws of". Official Diplomats and invading armies are not subject to the laws of the US. Children of Diplomats who
may happen to be born in America are not U.S. citizens at birth. Foreign tourists and illegal immigrants ARE subject to the laws of the U.S. Children
of tourists and illegal immigrants, who may happen to be born in the U.S., ARE Natural Born Citizens.
(14th amendment, again)
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States
All citizens, whether born or naturalized (or more to the point at the time of ratification, black or white or Chinese, or whatever) are exactly the
same at law. A Citizen is a citizen is a citizen and no law can discriminate against naturalized citizens compared to natural born citizens. The
Constitution is not a 'law' in this regard, it is the Constitution itself, so the Natural Born Citizenship Presidential qualification rule still
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