August 18, 2020

In a recent PolitiFact article, fact-checking claims regarding vice-presidential pick Kamala Harris’ ability to become president, Catholic Law Professor Sarah Duggin used her legal expertise in constitutional law to provide insight. The article cited multiple federal laws and legal opinions to support that Harris meets the definition of a “natural born citizen.”

By: Louis Jacobson and Ciara O’Rourke
Date: August 11, 2020
Kamala Harris is eligible to be president


"Her birth in the United States, to someone other than a member of a foreign diplomatic corps or otherwise not subject to U.S. jurisdiction, makes her a U.S. citizen. … There is no reason to look at where her parents came from, how long her parents were U.S. residents before she was born, or where she was raised."

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