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

(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.

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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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