Tuesday, January 6, 2009

OPINERLOG: SCOTUS-POTUS Legal Summary

OPINERLOG: SCOTUS-POTUS Legal Summary: "Despite my 22 years of immigration counseling experience, trying to accurately and clearly summarize the issue of Obama's eligibility--or ineligibility--for the Presidency has been especially challenging and time-consuming. Though I have managed to compact much within this summary, I apologize in advance for the unavoidable length. Hope it proves to be a useful exercise.

CONTENTION: Obama, born in 1961 of a US Citizen mother and a British Citizen (born in Kenya), was born a 'US Citizen' by virtue of his mother's US Citizenship; however, since Obama's father was not a US Citizen, thus not 'attached to the US', Obama, even if born of a US Citizen mother within the jurisdiction of the US, is not, by definition and Constitutional intent, a 'natural born citizen' as is specifically required by Artile II, Sec 1 (Presidential Clause) of the US Constitution, and is, therefore, ineligible to assume the Office of the President.

British citizenship was conferred to Obama at birth by act of British law. Thus, he is born of dual citizenship." Read more.