posted on Oct, 30 2013 @ 11:26 PM
reply to post by hellobruce
Here's why he is an Indonesian citizen, as Lolo Soetoro was Muslim, then in Indonesia, he was under Adat Law, designed for Islam.
The fact that Barack Jr. became Soetoro means a formal adoption under Adat law took place, thereby making him an Indonesian citizen.
Indonesia Adat Laws
Under Adat law, because Soetoro adopted Barack Jr. it made him a citizen of Indonesia. As Adat Law is applicable in Indonesia, even though some
locales may vary according to cultural traditions, Adat is still recognized as the law.
Indonesian Law No. 62 of 1958
Article 2. (1)A foreign child of less than 5 years age who is adopted by a citizen of the Republic of Indonesia acquires the citizenship of the
Republic of Indonesia, if such an adoption is declared legal by the Pengadilan Negeri at the residence of the person adopting the child. (2)Said
declaration of legality by the Pengadilan Negeri shall be requested by the person adopting the child within 1 year after such an adoption or within 1
year after enforcement of this law.
And her citizenship in Indonesia is this
Article 7. (1)A foreign woman married to a citizen of the Republic of Indonesia, acquires the citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia, if and
when she makes a statement as to that effect within 1 year after contracting said marriage, except in case when she acquires the citizenship of the
Republic of Indonesia she possesses still another nationality, in which case the statement may not be made.
And this means..
Article 13 (2)The citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia acquired by a mother also applies to her children who have no legal family relationship
with the father, who have not reached the age of 18 and are not married yet after they have resided and are in Indonesia. If said citizenship of the
Republic of Indonesia is acquired with the naturalization by a mother who has become a widow because of the decease of her husband, the children who
have a legal family relationship with said husband, who have not reached the age of 18 and are not married yet also acquire the citizenship of the
Republic of Indonesia after they reside and are in Indonesia. Statements as to their residence and being in Indonesia are not valid for children who
because their mother has acquired the citizenship of the Republic of Indonesia become stateless.
Article 20. Whoever is no citizen of the Republic of Indonesia is an alien.
I would have to assume that he was an Indonesian citizen, if he was adopted under Adat law. And she married an Indonesian citizen, thereby making
Barry an Indonesian citizen. But he was sent back to Hawaii, and only when he reached the age of 18 could he declare intent of renouncing Indonesian
citizenship. He would then have to go through the American process of becoming a citizen.
Because his mother's citizenship in Indonesia was formed at her marriage to Lolo Soetoro, the law states that her child gained Indonesian
citizenship. Yes, he legally was an Indonesian citizen.
Is there any record of his intention to declare found in Hawaii? The only way he could become a US citizen was through his marriage to Michelle, if he
chose to denounce Indonesian citizenship. By denouncing, he would have to go to court to achieve this, so if he did, there then must be some legal
document to that effect. Is there a legal document?