FACT CHECK: Is Kamala Harris Even Eligible To Be President Of The United States? Backers Say 'Yes,' Others Cry ‘Prove It’

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January 24, 2019

As the media and the Left continue to drool over their new presidential ’Golden Girl’ Kamala Harris, some skeptics around the country are posing a very serious question about her eligibility to even hold the office. And her unconventional heritage and upbringing are ripe for the pickings.

According to those who look into things like this, the 54-year-old senator from California should be disqualified from running for president in 2020 because they believe she does not meet the citizenship eligibility requirement to hold the highest office in the land. But is this true, or are the citizenship requirements being misinterpreted?

Harris’ Indian heritage, of which she has often boasted as being something she is extremely proud of is the source of the issue. That, combined with the fact that neither of her parents was a legal resident of the United States for the required five years before she was born, seems to mean that she is NOT a citizen.

Detractors are pointing to the requirement that at least one parent be a citizen at the time of your birth in order for the baby to be a citizen.

Social media influencer, Jacob Wohl, tweeted his argument:

“Kamala Harris is NOT eligible to be President. Her father arrived from Jamaica in 1961—mother from India arrived in 1960

"Neither parent was a legal resident for 5 years prior to Harris’s birth, a requirement for naturalization

"Kamala was raised in Canada”

Even CNN host Chris Cuomo jumped into the fray, “suggesting she show proof of citizenship before she kicks off her campaign trail.

“The news anchor made the comment on Twitter after an alt-righter said Harris is ineligible to run for the presidency because her father, a Jamaican immigrant, and her mother, an Indian immigrant, were not legal residents for five years before her birth, per mediaite.com.”

Cuomo later retracted his suggestion and deleted his Tweet saying his words had been taken out of context.

To add fuel to the fire, the former California prosecutor wasn't even raised in the good old U.S. of A. Rather, she spent many of her formative years as a resident of Canada, only moving to the U.S. after high school. Yes, it's all very interesting, but is it enough to disqualify her for the job she so desperately wants?

Well, it WOULD be enough, if it weren't for one pesky little detail...

Ms. Harris was actually born in Oakland, California, in 1964 and, even though neither parent was a U.S. citizen at the time of her birth in 1964, according to our current laws, if a baby is born on U.S. soil, then he/she is automatically a citizen.

This proviso is one of the hotly-contested tenets of our citizenship policy, considering millions of illegal aliens have crossed the U.S. border simply to give birth and earn the citizenship right for their children.

Skeptics cast doubt on her ever being called out on it, citing President Obama’s ‘questionable origins.’

“Somehow they will find a way to scrub all that Information from the public eye and come up with new papers with different dates, just the way Barrack Hussein Obama did.”

All that being said, even if the law is changed at some point in the future, Ms. Harris will be grandfathered in under the law at the time of her birth. Provided, of course, that she really WAS born in Oakland. But, I'm sure she has a birth certificate to prove it...just like President Obama does. Right??

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