Who Are Citizens and Who Are Not?
Citizenship by Law, Location, or Nature
Some native-born children are not US citizens Some children of citizens are not native born
Citizens and native-born persons are described by various circumstances, including:
1. Children born to aliens in the service of their government. (no citizenship conferred)
2. Children born to visiting aliens not subject to US jurisdiction. (Lynch v. Clarke & Lynch, decided Nov 5., 1844 Page 255 2nd column “Persons who are born in a country are generally deemed to be citizens and subjects of that country. A reasonable qualification of the rule would seem to be, that it should not apply to the children of parents, who were *in itinere* in the country, or who were abiding there for temporary purposes, as for health, or curiosity, or occasional business.” (or illegal)(no citizenship conferred)
3. Citizens born of legal resident aliens.
4. Citizens born of naturalized citizens.
5. Citizens and non-citizens born of parents that are in various configurations or combinations of resident alien, non-resident alien, naturalized alien, and natural born citizen.
6. Citizens born abroad to naturalized citizens
7. Citizens born abroad to natural born citizens
8. And lastly, Citizens born in the U.S. of two native-born citizens.
Some would have us all believe that the framers of the Constitution were either too ignorant or too stupid to know the difference between the various circumstances of birth and citizenship. Any reasonable mind rejects such an opinion. They choose their words very carefully and meant every one of them. AN