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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentImmigration · 1 decade ago

Should'nt Immigrants Be Allowed To Be President Of The United States?

I think i would lead this country to glory

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Anyone who was born in the States, has to be a descendant of an immigrant family. The other option of existence in the States from the beginning of time is not likely.

    So to answer your question, in a way, indirectly, all of the U.S presidents would be immigrants. Ronald Regan's parents were immigrated from Ireland, Abraham Lincon's ancestors were from Hinghan, England. Richard Nixon's ancestors were from either Ireland or Scotland.

    Point is, usually the first generation immigrants don't benefit from the migrations. But the following generations do. And you have an example of it already.

    Of course, mine is a indirect approach to your question. The direct answer is no according to the constitution.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I take it you mean should naturalized citizens be allowed to run for President?

    That requires a change to the constitution, which is extremely difficult to do, and is not a priority for any party.

    It is probably an outdated restriction - it might be appropriate to amend to say that you must have been a citizen for 10 years or something like that - but in any case, no-one is likely to change that restriction.

    Interestingly, you can run as Vice President, but if the President died in office, you could not then assume the responsibilities of President! And of course, naturalized citizens can be house representatives, Senators, State Governors and so on - they can occupy any elected office EXCEPT President.

  • 1 decade ago

    NO!!!

    The president can appoint a natualized citizen as one of his cabinet members Etc. However if you change this law you might have someone coming into this country with backing of anyother country. This person will be allowed to climb up the latter to the very top. Take office then it would not be american anymore it would be whatever this persons orginal country.

    It might lead to glory or it might lead to the down fall. Keep the law.

  • 4 years ago

    I take it you recommend would desire to naturalized voters be allowed to run for President? That demands a transformation to the form, it particularly is amazingly confusing to do, and isn't any longer a priority for any social amassing. it particularly is in all threat an previous limit - it could be ideal to amend to declare it particularly is extremely helpful to have been a citizen for 10 years or something like that - yet regardless of each and everything, no-one is in all possibility to regulate that limit. apparently, you need to run as vice chairman, yet jointly as the President died in place of work, you could desire to no longer then assume the in lots of circumstances used jobs of President! and of direction, naturalized voters ought to be abode representatives, Senators, State Governors etc - they are able to occupy any elected place of work distinctive than President.

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  • Yakuza
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    1 decade ago

    No they should not be able to run for president.The US Constitution states that the president must be born in this nation.It will never be changed.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You have to be native to the country according to the Constitution of the United States...NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No. Too many of the latest immigrants are proof as to why. They are concerned only about "their" people and give no thought to the rest of the country.

  • 1 decade ago

    I think so, IF they are a citizen here and lived here for 35 years and such..

    And he would be subjected to a extremely high background check.. But we shouldn't not allow it because the Declaration of Independence says our rights to the pursuit of happiness..

    If a citizen who was an immigrant here wants to be president, let him run.. Plus if he's a bad president, the D of I allows us to impeach and screw his *** out..

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you are an American citizen, at least 35 yrs. of age, with some sort of political background (seats held), work your way to it. Make sure you're sincere and honest in your campaign promises--that doesn't guarantee nomination by your political affiliation, but it helps.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I think Arnold (the Terminator) said he wants to run for President.

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