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Old 05-29-2002, 04:40 PM
Regina Regina is offline
Join Date: Mar 2002
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Originally posted by chula
§ 303 (8 U.S.C.A. § 1403) gives citizenship to any person born in the Canal Zone on or after February 26, 1904 to a citizen parent. But the fact that you were naturalized implies that you are not a “natural born citizen” - I can’t see why you would need a Certificate of Naturalization. Maybe it’s because that section didn’t come into effect until 1952.
Well, I hate to date myself, let's just say it was the late 60's. I guess my folks were just doing whatever they were told to do like good Air Force parents. Maybe the AF just kept doing the same paperwork year after year regardless of the law. I can't believe my parents played with my ability to become President like that! Think if I tell the passport office about Sec. 303 they'll get on with issuing my passport already so I can take my trip?