President's Obama and the US Citizenship\Foreign Student Loan Myths
The far right conservatives continue the most silly attempts to discredit President Obama and the sad fact is many believe the BS because they are naive enough to believe it. Being an election year, I am most certain they will get worse. Granted, many of the items they cite are either totally untrue, partially true, or true, depending on what you elect to believe based upon your own perception and biases.
Lets look at two of them:
1. Barack Obama got Foreign Student Aid while attending Occidental College in LA from 1979-81, getting the Fulbright loan. They cite that he used his stepfather's name, Soetero, an Indonesian, whom his American mother married. The truth is that he attended the college as a Freshman using Barry Obama, and was known by this, according to the college's director. As to the Fulbright scholarship, this is does not provide funds to Indonesian Undergrad students. Since Obama is a US citizen, he would not qualify him for the loan.
2. In 1967, Obama's mother, remarried to Indonesian student in Hawaii, Lolo Soetero. Obama was in grade school and the family moved to Jakarta where he attended school. In 2007, the school Obama went released enrollment records showing his DOB and place, Honolulu, Hawaii. Since he was born in America, he is a US citizen, end of story. It is no different than a illegal crossing into Arizona and giving birth to a child in the US, even if the child spends most of their lives outside the US. Lolo Soetero, did however, falsely claim that Barack was Indonesian on the school records, probably out of fear that he would not get enrolled. Yes, the records contradict one another. In one place, it states he is Indonesian, yet in the Place of Birth section, it is Honolulu, Hawaii.
By 1971, Barack and his mom returned to Hawaii where he lived with his grand parents until leaving for college and the mom returned to Indonesia. Obviously, going to Jr. High and High School support this showing where he was born. Parents cannot renounce their children's citizenship. Obama is American as any one else born in the USA.
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