The form Texas uses to print a “birth abstract,” which, though it bears official markings, is nonetheless unacceptable in some cases as proof of citizenship
Juan A. de Hoyos, a naturalized U.S. citizen living in Texas, wanted to cross the Rio Grande to see some family members.
On June 1, it became mandatory to have a passport to travel to Mexico. When he submitted his application, he included the only document he had that resembled the required birth certificate – a Texas birth card or birth abstract, a document he describes as looking “almost identical to the one President Obama posted on that website.”
But while that certification of live birth was enough to qualify Obama for the White House, de Hoyos can’t believe the only birth document he has won’t qualify him to get a U.S. passport.
This doesn’t sit well with de Hoyos – and many other Americans in similar situations being forced to produce exactly the right paperwork for routine matters while they see the president getting a pass on a constitutional requirement to be eligible for the highest office in the land.
“I merely want to be able to cross a bridge to go see my family, and I am being told that my ‘abstract of birth’ is not sufficient,” said de Hoyos. “Barack Obama has asked the American people to accept this same type of document to become the leader of the free world!”
Obama’s birth certificate is not the only document at issue. WND has reported that among the documentation not yet available for Obama includes his kindergarten records, his Punahou school records, his Occidental College records, his Columbia University records, his Columbia thesis, his Harvard Law School records, his Harvard Law Review articles, his scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, his passport, his medical records, his files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records, and his adoption records.
Some Americans were shocked to learn last week that the certification of live birth Obama has claimed is his “birth certificate” is not acceptable to obtain a passport because it does not contain sufficient detail about the birth, such as the name of the hospital or attending physician.
That revelation has brought little comfort to de Hoyos, who has 90 days to turn in the required documentation or have his application for a passport denied.
While he will do his best to try to locate a long-form birth certificate in his country of origin, he wonders why the American people don’t require Obama to produce one to remain in office.
“No man, no matter how popular he may be, should be allowed to blatantly disregard the provisions of the Constitution,” says de Hoyos. “If we lose the Constitution, we lose America.”
WND has reported on dozens of legal challenges to Obama’s status as a “natural born citizen.” The Constitution, Article 2, Section 1, states, “No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.”
Some of the lawsuits question whether he was actually born in Hawaii, as he insists. If he was born out of the country, Obama’s American mother, the suits contend, was too young at the time of his birth to confer American citizenship to her son under the law at the time.
Other challenges have focused on Obama’s citizenship through his father, a Kenyan subject to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom at the time of his birth, thus making him a dual citizen. The cases contend the framers of the Constitution excluded dual citizens from qualifying as natural born.
Complicating the situation is Obama’s decision to spend sums estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to avoid releasing a state birth certificate that would put to rest all of the questions.
A key to the defenses presented by Obama supporters always has been the “Certification of Live Birth:”
Short-form “Certification of Live
The document contrasts with an actual Hawaii birth certificate from 1963 (the
same era as Obama’s birth), which while redacted includes detailed
information documenting a birth, including the name of the birth
hospital and the attending physician.
Long-form birth certificate from state of Hawaii (Image courtesy Philip
To date, Obama has not revealed his original long-form, hospital-generated “Certificate of Live Birth” that includes details such as the name of the medical facility and the doctor who delivered him.