In 2011 the Congressional Research Service accurately stated, “The weight of legal and historical authority indicates that the term “natural born” citizen would mean a person who is entitled to U.S. citizenship “by birth” or “at birth” …by being born in the United States and under its jurisdiction, even those born to alien parents…”
While the Supreme Court has never directly addressed the question of a specific presidential candidate’s eligibility as a NBC, it is inconceivable that the Court would depose a president who was born on American soil. Some people love to excite and stir us up but we have an election coming up, folks. May I suggest that we resist the temptation to chase every rabbit that comes down the trail and focus, instead, on that?
The same argument that is being aimed at Rubio has been aimed at Obama as well. While the most well known claims that question Obama's eligibility center around the idea that Obama was born out of the country (usually in Nigeria), others have claimed that he wasn't eligible because his father wasn't a citizen.
The Nigeria story is bogus. The parents need to be citizen's argument is specious.