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I was watching a news/opinion type program, from my sofa, the other day. This lovely and very thin blond actress is being interviewed about a complex dilemma she has found herself in.
After hearing her and her childrens story, the first thing that pops into my mind is, naturally, natural born citizenship. How should the United States view the citizenship of her two children, and what action, if any, should take place?
“Judge Gesmer seized my children and their U.S. passports, and forced them to leave the United States and reside in Monaco, a country where neither they nor I, nor even their father, has citizenship.”
A US Judge seized the passports of two US citizen minors, and shipped them off to Monaco. The mother of the children, Kelly Rutherford, is a US citizen of good standing. Not a dual-type, but sole allegiance. She was married to a fellow who was in the US on a visa. His visa
expired was revoked, so he did a very unusual thing and actually left the US. The problem is that he moved on and then filed for custody rights while living in France/Monaco, and he won.
How is that a “thing”? Well, here we have a non-citizen husband on a visa married to a US citizen woman. Apparently he was not to collect automatic US citizenship just by virtue of being married to her, so he doesn’t rate as a mail-order Japanese variety of bride as those do get marriage citizenship eventually. Nope, he was still a foreigner, as he apparently isn’t a Mexican either.
The children, however, are both US citizens. They are not and never were, according to Ms. Rutherford, dual-citizens, but indeed have sole allegiance. They are US citizens, born in California, which is in the United States of America, although largely peopled by folks who are not US citizens.
The mother a US citizen, sole allegiance. The two children are US citizens, sole allegiance and actually BORN on US soil. The children have no other citizenship in any other territory or land. The father of the two children is a non-US citizen. Some country where he is pleased to abide
has awarded custody of the two US children to Mr. Divorced Husband , and so (correction: the initial ruling was out of a CA court (even scarier IMO) the US court basically DEPORTED the two US citizen children, born to to US citizen mother on US soil, to Monaco where they do not have citizenship, but do have a father who is apparently not a citizen of Monaco either.
One question, after all that, is this: IF obama daddy, who was indeed a Kenyan citizen, was awarded custody, in a Kenyan court, (or U.S.A. liberal court) of bitty baby obama, and the US court upheld the ruling to deport bitty baby obama, a dual-citizen of Britain-United States to his daddy to live all Kenyan-style, would he still be considered a “natural-born citizen”?
sorry, I’ve been trying to do the corrections and my computer keeps freezing up