Citizenship Status Domestically and Internationally

Countries by treaty have reciprocal recognition of their naturalization laws.

The international status of a foreign born child of a US citizen may vary depending upon treaty.

That person may visit a country with which the US has secured by treaty reciprocal naturalization understandings without fear of claims upon him by the foreign country.

That same person may visit a country with which the US has not secured by treaty reciprocal naturalization understandings but at the risk of claims upon him by the foreign country.

While this person’s domestic status is the same, his international status depends upon treaty.

A “natural born citizen” – a person born within the US with parental US citizenship – has no such risk. His domestic and international status is always the same, without any dependency upon law or treaty, no other nation may make any claim upon this person.

Can a person who’s international status is dependent upon law or treaty be said to be a “natural born citizen”?

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