Society not being able to subsist and perpetuate itself, but by the childrenof its citizens, those children naturally follow the condition of their fathers,and succeed to all their rights. The country of the fathers is therefore that ofthe children, and these become true citizens merely by their tacit consent.A Natural Born Citizen is one who is born of citizen parents. A child bornabroad to two US citizen parents is a natural-born citizen: Provided, That atleast one citizen parent had a prior residence in the United States or one ofits outlying possessions. U.S. Code: Title 8, 1401.
Native or natural born American citizens are those born of American citizenparents, within or without the American Republic, provided in the latter casethat one of the parents had resided in the United States prior to the birth ofthe child.They are children with American parents on both sides with 100 per centAmerican blood in their veins.Natural-born citizens are those who are citizens of the United States frombirth without having to perform any act to acquire or perfect their Americancitizenship.Their American citizenship is natural, the result of parentage, and notartificial or acquired by compliance with legislative provisions.The phrase 'from birth' indicates that citizenship must start at a definite
point and must be continuous, constant and without interruption.If citizenship is gained through naturalization, repatriation or legislation, thecitizen concerned can not be considered natural-born. Americans whoacquired their citizenship by birth abroad to U.S. citizens arenotnaturalized citizens.The state of being a natural-born citizen has been regarded, not so much inits literal sense, but more in its legal connotation.The very first Americans did not acquire that status at birth. They were bornas British subjects.