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)

(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.

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Jun 22, 2014 7:41 PM CDT
Is the holder of a green card a United States citizen or merely a legal resident? His birth certificate shows that he's a U.S. citizen, but still not a natural born citizen, which requires that both parents be U.S. citizens. Under the circumstances, he is still constitutionally ineligible for the office of POTUS. Unfortunate, as he's otherwise a great candidate.
May 9, 2011 2:49 PM CDT
I'm not sure....isn't he a "right to life" Republican that is anti abortion because of the killing of fetuses? It would logically apply to hi as well. He was a viable baby at the time he was conceived in India and as well up to 3 mos. of gestation therefore he was already a citizen of India and the fact that he was liberated from the womb 6 monthes after arriving in the US shouldn't matter. He and the other right to lifers have a problem with this one.
May 8, 2011 2:29 PM CDT
Nice to see the good folks in Baton Rouge are playing the fiddle while Rome burns.