NBC – Obama’s Birth Place? 11/7/08 7:01 PM
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Barack Hussein Obama's Birth Place Contested!
(Born in Kenya, Mother lied and got Hawaii Birth Certificate?)
AS POSTED BY A RETIRED U.S. IMMIGRATION OFFICER onOBAMACRIMES.COM:"by John Sampson on Sun 02 Nov 2008 02:39 PM EST"So much has been debated about whether or not Barack H. Obama II is or is nota Natural Born US citizen. The problem is that so many people are totallyuninformed as to the law as it existed in 1961 as it relates to the transmission of citizenship to a child born outside the US or its Outlying Possessions (OLP).In an effort to clear the air, to get the FACTS out so people can clearly see theissue without opining or guessing as to the legalities, allow me to pontificate abit. For the record, I am a recently retired Department of Homeland Security,Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, with more than 25 yearsexperience.Part of that experience is understanding and comprehending immigration andnationality law which is at the center of this issue. In short, I know a "little bit"about what I speak of.In 1961, as opposed to TODAY, Section 301(g) of the Immigration andNationality Act, as ammended (INA) required the following: A child being born toone alien parent (ie. Non Citizen) and one citizen parent in a marital relationship,required that the sole US citizen parent to have resided in the United States for aperiod of ten years, five of which must have been over the age of 14.Today's version of the law has somewhat different residency requirements for the US citizen parent. But the law, as it applied on August 4, 1961, required tenyears presence, five after the age of 14.Barack Hussein Obama I (dad), was a citizen and national of Kenya. He was not,nor had never been, a United States citizen. Ergo, he is the "alien" parent in thisscenario. Stanley Ann Dunham (mom) was a US citizen by virtue of having beenborn in the US. At the time of Barack Hussein Obama II's birth on August 4,1961, Ms. Dunham was 18 years old, having been born in November of 1942. Assuch, if Barack Hussein Obama II was born outside the US or its OutlyingPossessions, on August 4, 1961, then Ms. Dunham could not transmit hercitizenship to her son because she failed to have accumulated the necessaryphysical presence requirements that the LAW (that pesky and inconvenient thingthat often time gets in the way of "change") demanded.