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Immigration Law: Citizenship Resources


If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth.

To become a citizen at birth, you must:

  • Have been born in the United States or certain territories or outlying possessions of the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction of the United States; OR  
  • had a parent or parents who were citizens at the time of your birth (if you were born abroad) and meet other requirements.

To become a citizen after birth, you must:



Constitutional Provisions

It would seem that anyone who is a citizen at birth by virtue of 8 USC Sec. 1401, is a "natural born Citizen" for purposes of running for President.


US Supreme Court Case

Resources for Studying for the Citizenship Test