Bobby Jindal Releases His Birth Certificate, Too

And guess what, he's a U.S. citizen
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted May 7, 2011 5:25 PM CDT
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal: He's a citizen, too.   (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
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(Newser) – Keep your hands off Bobby Jindal, birthers. The Louisiana governor has released his birth certificate to prove he is a US citizen, reports the New Orleans Times-Picayune. The certificate shows that Jindal—given the first name Piyush— was born in Baton Rouge on June 10, 1971, to Indian immigrants. Both parents had their green cards.

The move comes after David Vitter, a GOP senator also from Louisiana, introduced a bill last month to limit birthright citizenship. Under the measure, kids born in the US qualify for citizenship only if at least one parent is already a legal resident. Jindal still qualifies: The green cards his parents held gave them that status. Even if Vitter's bill becomes law, then, their baby can run for president. (Read more Bobby Jindal stories.)

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