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US citizen births in Africa–rare in 1961

The misinformation merchants at The Daily Pen are at it again:

IMPLICATIVE DISCOVERY: A government document found buried in the online reference section of a Boston Public Library archive bolsters a growing mountain of evidentiary data against Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president. The document indicates that a consular officer issued a single certificate of statutory citizenship, within the time frame including August 4, 1961, to a child born to a U.S. citizen between July 1st and December 31st, 1961 in the Kenyan region of Africa. The record also reveals that the certificate was the only one issued for this specific type of arrival in the U.S. over a span of more than 18 months, among thousands from other parts of the world. [emphasis mine]

The author, Dan Crosby, has been caught red handed faking government documents before at The Daily Pen, so there is no reason to believe anything he says unless it can be independently verified.

Crosby shows a fuzzy and partly illegible image that he claims is from an INS statistical report of US citizens born abroad entering the US during the year ending June 30, 1962. Crosby says that it shows that one person who obtained US citizenship at birth from “the Kenyan Region of Africa” entered the country during the reporting period. He says that the document was “buried in the online reference section of a Boston Public Library archive” perhaps to discourage others from trying to check the source. This is the typical Daily Pen pattern of citing hard to obtain material.

However, Crosby screwed up. Someone named “Joe” posted this comment on the Daily Pen story:

Can you please include the link to the actual book on the daily pen website.

http://archive.org/stream/annualreportofim1962unit#page/99/mode/1up

Also, is there anyway that you can edit the article and add the page numbers or something, because the jpgs that you posted are unreadable and we could look at them directly in the book if we knew what table or page we were looking at. The jpgs are too blurry to decipher.

Africa MapCrosby obliged and added the suggested hyperlink to the article, and thus he was exposed. “Bless you,” Joe. You see, Crosby lied about the report (“Table 48. Certificates of Citizenship Granted to Persons Who Acquired Citizenship at Birth Abroad, by Country or Region of Birth and Year Acquired: Year Ended June 30, 1962”). The report does not say “the Kenyan region of Africa” what it says is “Other Africa” and on this report, “Other Africa” (see map right) means Africa other than Libya, Morocco, South Africa and the United Arab Republic (Egypt). In my book, describing The Western Sahara or the Sudan as “Kenya region of Africa” is pretty much a lie. The phrase “Other Africa” is illegible in the image on the Daily Pen site, but not in my copy:

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Of course there is a much bigger objection to the whole cock-and-bull story and that is: had Barack Obama been born in Kenya, he would not have been a U. S. Citizen in 1961 according to the law in effect at that time. His mother did not meet the US residency requirement. So it could not have been Barack Obama reported on this INS report. QED.

And if it could not possibly have been Barack Obama, how is this nonsense “evidentiary data against Barack Obama’s constitutional eligibility to be president?” The answer is that it couldn’t.

Crosby then goes on to present some misleading information about Stanley Ann Obama’s passport and repeats the lie about foreign births being “allocated” to the United States that I dealt with in Lies, damned lies, and statistics (Part 1) and Lies, damned lies, and statistics (Part 2).

Crosby must think birthers are real idiots to try to pawn off a story like this.

The story gets even better in the starting sequel: Born in Africa myth crushed under weight of its complexity.

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19 Responses to US citizen births in Africa–rare in 1961

  1. avatar
    Xyxox March 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm #

    “Crosby must think birthers a real idiots to try to pawn off a story like this.”

    Even some of the Freepers aren’t buying it, though many are.

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    CarlOrcas March 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Doc typed: Year Ended June 30, 1982

    I think you meant to say 1962.

    [Yes, thanks. Doc.]

  3. avatar
    Thomas Brown March 24, 2012 at 9:13 pm #

    Bithers lying? Say it ain’t so.

  4. avatar
    Scientist March 24, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    I must be missing something. If this 1 person in the table were Barack Obama Jr., then he acquired “Citizenship at Birth Abroad”, which is the title of the table. By most people’s light’s that makes him a natural born citizen, as was the case for several presidential candidates, including John McCain, George Romney and Lowell Weicker.

    On the other hand, if that 1 person is not Barack Obama, Jr., then the information is irrelevant to his situation. So how does this (even if it were rendered honestly) constitute evidence of his ineligibility?

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    gorefan March 24, 2012 at 9:24 pm #

    On page 74 there is a table of arrivals to the United States from foreign countries by country of embarkation. From June 30, 1961 to June 30, 1962, there were 21 arrivals by both sea and air from Kenya. 14 aliens and 7 citizens. Of those only 1 citizen came by air and no aliens came by air. All the rest came by sea.

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    gorefan March 24, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    Correction only one alien came by air.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm #

    Dan wrote:

    According to the INS, Certificates of Citizenship are issued upon arrival in the U.S. to those who have acquired statutory citizenship (not natural-born citizenship) by birth to at least one U.S. citizen parent within the previous year while that parent(s) was temporarily in another country.

    Which just goes to show that birthers aren’t “most people.”

    Scientist: By most people’s light’s that makes him a natural born citizen, as was the case for several presidential candidates, including John McCain, George Romney and Lowell Weicker.

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    richCares March 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    “Crosby must think birthers a real idiots”
    not just Cosby, take a look at Corsi’s postman story, Corsi & WND have a very low opinion of their readers, they scam the jerks.

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    Paul Pieniezny March 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm #

    Table 32 p 77. Number of people debarking for Kenya. All went by sea. None by air.

    None by air, could that be why Corsi says the data is missing?

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    Scientist March 24, 2012 at 10:07 pm #

    Dr. Conspiracy: Dan wrote:
    According to the INS, Certificates of Citizenship are issued upon arrival in the U.S. to those who have acquired statutory citizenship (not natural-born citizenship) by birth to at least one U.S. citizen parent within the previous year while that parent(s) was temporarily in another country.

    The INS says nothing about natural-born citizenship (though they mention citizenship by birth, which is the same thing) http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/n-600instr.pdf and frankly they are not the arbiter of presidential eligiibility.

    Whether or not someone born abroad to a mother in Stanley Ann Dunham’s situation is a natural born citizen is hardly crystal clear, given the questionable nature of the marriage and whether current law or the law in 1961 decides . Congress decides presidential eligibility and has already done so in Obama’s case. Since there has been no new law or relevant court decisions since they ruled in 2009, there would be no justification to rule differentlly in 2013.

    This “revelation” doesn’t help the birthers case in the slightest. But none of their “revelations” ever do.

  11. avatar
    ASK Esq March 24, 2012 at 11:18 pm #

    “Crosby must think birthers a real idiots to try to pawn off a story like this”

    Then I guess that means he’s been paying attention.

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    Dr. Conspiracy March 25, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    In researching your correction, I discovered that no citizens ARRIVED at all. So much for that myth.

    gorefan: Correction only one alien came by air.

  13. avatar
    J. Potter March 25, 2012 at 12:14 am #

    Paul Pieniezny: Corsi says the data is missing?

    Yes, creating an absence. *GASP!* Goodness me! The thing I already knew wouldn’t be here isn’t here just like I already knew it wouldn’t be! I’m shocked, shocked to find that nonexistent data is missing and must have been stolen! Round up the usual suspects!

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    red-diaper baby 1942 March 25, 2012 at 12:11 pm #

    To a birther, the lack of data is the clear sign of a conspiracy and a cover-up. The true sign of an irrational /non-rational belief: “evidence” is irrelevant to the belief, and lack of evidence merely strengthens that belief.

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    donna March 25, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    the “lack of data” means you can fill in the blanks

    another good source is the (birther) dsouza interview with brit author on c-span

    he cover the improbable travel in keyna as well as the religion of obama’s family ….. 7th day adventists

    BBC historian Peter Firstbrook discusses his exploration of 27 generations of President Obama’s Kenyan ancestors with author and president of The King’s College, Dinesh D’Souza.

    http://www.booktv.org/Watch/12250/After+Words+Peter+Firstbrook+The+Obamas+The+Untold+Story+of+an+African+Family+hosted+by+Dinesh+DSouza.aspx

  16. avatar
    Constitutional Reset April 1, 2012 at 9:48 am #

    Reality check time.
    This issue of Kenya born, or not, makes no significant difference – BHO’s presidency is ab into void on US Const. A2S1C5 http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii because BHO’s father was not a US Citizen when BHO was born. In this the ‘Constitutional Scholar’ BHO perped a bunch of state and federal felonies in which locals where accessory in felony – as are those who lie for him now.

    Time to reel that void ab into fish in. Collaborate, test, Get-It-Done using THE PRESIDENTIAL ELIGIBILITY COALITION at http://www.facebook.com/groups/259834004101186/
    If you friend me at http://www.facebook.com/constitutional.reset I can add you to the group.

  17. avatar
    Majority Will April 1, 2012 at 9:57 am #

    Constitutional Reset: Constitutional Scholar’

    Speaking of Constitutional Scholars:

    “All of our Presidents have, to date, been born in the 50 states. Notably, President Obama was born in the state of Hawaii, and so is clearly a natural born citizen.”

    – former US Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

  18. avatar
    G April 1, 2012 at 10:33 am #

    Good luck with your failed movement and imaginary ideas! Back in the real world, the Constitution is working just fine and our clearly NBC President wakes up every day, serving his term just fine and there is nothing that silly Birthers can do to change that, except vote for a different preference in the fall.

    Constitutional Reset: Reality check time.This issue of Kenya born, or not, makes no significant difference – BHO’s presidency is ab into void on US Const. A2S1C5 http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleii because BHO’s father was not a US Citizen when BHO was born. In this the Constitutional Scholar’ BHO perped a bunch of state and federal felonies in which locals where accessory in felony – as are those who lie for him now.Time to reel that void ab into fish in. Collaborate, test, Get-It-Done using THE PRESIDENTIAL ELIGIBILITY COALITION at http://www.facebook.com/groups/259834004101186/If you friend me at http://www.facebook.com/constitutional.reset I can add you to the group.

  19. avatar
    Arthur April 1, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Constitutional Reset: If you friend me at http://www.facebook.com/constitutional.reset I can add you to the group.

    Friend you? I wouldn’t piss on your chest if your heart was on fire.