Comment by JoeBandMember — December 13, 2012 @ 6:53 pm
Sigivald @ $ “there’s absolutely no doubt his mother was one”
His mother’s citizenship is not the issue. As I understand it (and there’s a lot of debate on this), the issue revolves around the laws in effect at that time (that’s important, ’cause the laws have loosened up significantly since then).
As the argument goes, she was a minor at his birth, and could not automatically pass on citizenship because of her residency status. Apparently, she had to be in-country (in the US or its territories) for several of the years previous to his birth, which she wasn’t. Anyway, that’s what I hear is the crux of the issue.
Comment by Fat Baxter — December 13, 2012 @ 8:40 pm
Oh noes, not my PERMANENT RECORD!
Not that I’ve taken any opportunities to, um, pare it down a little or anything.