Comment: Keep reading and learning.The Supreme Court has ruled on this.

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Keep reading and learning.The Supreme Court has ruled on this.

The phrase "natural born citizen" is not defined anywhere in the Constitution itself and its interpretation has never been the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court rulings.

During the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the US ratified a series of citizenship treaties (the "Bancroft treaties", named after American diplomat George Bancroft). The intent of these treaties was to PREVENT dual citizenship by providing for automatic loss of citizenship by foreigners who obtained US citizenship, or by Americans who obtained foreign citizenship. As a result of the various SUPREME COURT DECISIONS ON DUAL CITIZENSHIP, however, the Bancroft treaties BECAME LEGALLY UNINFORCIBLE, and ALL OF THEM HAVE BY NOW BEEN FORMALLY ABROGATED BY THE U.S. One of these treaties (the one with Sweden) is mentioned in the Supreme Court's decision in Perkins v. Elg.

http://www.richw.org/dualcit/faq.html