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Serious law question - would Superman be considered an illegal immigrant?

Silly premise, but serious question. How would the American government react if they ever found out he wasn't born a US citizen?

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  • 2 months ago

    But Superman was adopted in infancy, so he could have obtained citizenship through his US-citizen adoptive parents.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    A comic book character is not real!

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  • Edwena
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    2 months ago

    Superman was an orphan.  The story of how he got to earth is in the old comic books.  He came as a baby and was raised in America.

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  • Troy
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    2 months ago

    No, immigration laws only apply to humans. Other laws would need to be considered for an extraterrestrial being.

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  • 2 months ago

    that reminds me of a short comic series from a few years back where he wasn't found by the Kents but by a family of migrant workers; gave him a whole different perspective on things

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    If Jesus showed up with his 12 other unemployed guys they would be deported in a week in 2020

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  • 2 months ago

    Edit:  Wikipedia says the Kents took Kal-El to a home for foundlings and then formally adopted him. 

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_and_Martha_...

    Yes, "Superman" entered the USA illegally.  However, he was an infant and stateless so he would have qualified for asylum with eventual US citizenship. 

    Note that in 1938 (when the cartoon character was created) being born at home was much more common than today plus having a birth certificate was therefore much less common, and particularly in rural areas.  That meant the story line of the Kents raising him as their son without bureaucratic problems was entirely realistic at the time.   

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  • DON W
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    I believe he was formally adopted by the Kents, which would likely have made him a US citizen, although not native born, so unable to become US President.

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  • 2 months ago

    Hilarious. If we tried to put him behind bars, how long would it take him to get out?

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Yes, and hot.       .

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