Photo above shows Barry Sotoro (aka Barack Hussein Obama) in Indonesia with
his step-father Lolo Sotoro, his mother and his baby
OBAMA BECAME A U.S. CITIZEN AT AGE 19
Jan 25, 2009
Obama did not become a U.S. citizen until age 19
1) Obama successfully achieved U.S. citizenship from his birthright nationality at birth at age 19 via the 1952 Immigration and Nationality Act, §349(a). This law allows a child reaching majority to reverse naturalization forced upon him/her as a minor by parents or legal guardian.
While Philip Berg, Esq. claims Obama is not a citizen, he bases that claim on his own set of facts. Berg claims Obama was born in Kenya, which I highly suspect as well.
U.S. law does not allow U.S. nationality to be conferred on a foreign born baby of a foreign father unless the mother has a total of 14 years U.S. residency, five (5) of those years post age 14. I believe that is 8 U.S.C. 1401.
However, Berg has Obama, Sr. as the legal husband and Dunham the wife. Obama, Sr. had a first wife, and no codiciles of divorce. Therefore, the Obama-Dunham marriage was void ad initio per bigamy.
This changes applicable naturalization statute from 1401 to 1409(c), which is an out of wedlock provision requiring only one year (1) of U.S. residency post age 14 for the single mother to confer U.S. nationality.
Born in Kenya an illegitimate child to a bigamist father, Obama was a full British citizen at birth. Taking the child to Hawaii and divording Obama, Sr. (not necessary due to bigamy), Obama, Jr. would have become a U.S. citizen eventually, but the process would have been speeded up through a letter to the U.S. Secretary of State.
Obama's Kenyan or Hawaiian birth are moot distinctions, once Stanley Ann Dunham took the child to Indonesia after marrying Lolo Soetoro. Indonesian law automatically claimed jurisdiction over the mother and child and they were naturalized Indonesians.
Obama remained a naturalized Indonesian (from dual British and U.S. nationalites) until he satisfied the 1952 Act's five-year continuous residency requirement from age 14-18.
At age 19, Obama was a naturalized citizen.
PhixarBrown wants to make you think the entire process evaporates, leaving only the birthright U.S. nationality . . . thus, his twisted definition of natural born . . . or at birth. But, once conditions exist, at birth, requiring statute to sort out nationalities and subsequent naturalizations, the person is naturalized. His is 'made natural by statute' . . . or 'naturalized.'
2) Obama may have held his Indonesian passport as late as age 31 when his mother finally returned to Hawaii to die. But, under case law such as Terrazas, Obama's act of having another nation's passport was a per se renunciation of U.S. citizenship, but his 5-years of U.S. residency shows intent NOT to renounce his U.S. citizenship, which he was qualifying for through that residency.
'Intent' is the key word, and the law is very liberalized in its interpretation. It requires a forceful and deliberate communication to the U.S. Secretary of State that you want to renounce, or in this case keep your foreign nationality.
The argument that Obama didn't intend to become a U.S. citizen is a good one, but the fact that he satisfied 1952's 349(a) would carry the case to its lawful conclusion.
3) Obama had a birthright to U.S. nationality. It was statute that made him a U.S. citizen at age 19. His Indonesian citizenship was foisted on him as a minor, which is why 349(a) was written.
In his own words...
Jan 25, 2009 18:57
Browsing at the bookstore today I couldn't help myself, I picked up a copy of Dreams From My Father, Obama's memoirs ghostwritten by his pal Ayers.
I did not buy the book, but for the sake of research I skimmed through Chapter 1, entitled "Origins."
What a joke. Have you ever heard of an autobiography where the author neglects to mention his birthplace? It seemed to be written in third person....oh wait, I forgot, it was written in third person. Chapter 1 didn't mention his birthplace, just memories of his early years in Hawai'i.
Here is something interesting on the last page of Chapter 1:
"I discovered this article, folded away among my birth certificate and old vaccination forms, when I was in high school."
Pretty sad when your own memoirs don't state your birthplace. Ayers knew that his buddy wouldn't have much of a political career if the actual birthplace was revealed.
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