|Your Papers Please !|
Do you know who was in the delivery room when you were born or if your mother received pre-natal or post-natal medical care? If you can't answer those questions then you might just be denied a US passport.
Beginning April 1, 2011, the U.S. Department of State will require the full names of the applicant’s parent(s) to be listed on all certified birth certificates to be considered as primary evidence of U.S. citizenship for all passport applicants, regardless of age. Certified birth certificates* missing this information will not be acceptable as evidence of citizenship. This will not affect applications already in-process that have been submitted or accepted before the effective date.
*A certified birth certificate has a registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, registrar's signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office, which must be within 1 year of your birth. Please note, some short (abstract) versions of birth certificates may not be acceptable for passport purposes.
Interestingly enough, Barack Hussein Obama's forged birth certificate would not be valid as proof of United States citizenship under the new rules now issued by the State Department. Add that to the fact that no one seems to even know which hospital he was born in.
Ask about Obama's birth certificate though and we're subjected to this fallacious clintonian pseudobabble from White House Spokesman Jay Carney,
"This is a settled issue. The birth certificate that the campaign put up online has been available for everyone to see around the globe. It’s the same birth certificate you get to get a driver’s license. Anybody who was born in Hawaii who asks for their birth certificate gets the same thing that the campaign and the White House has provided to the press .... So I just think this is -- it’s a distraction, and it’s an unfortunate distraction from the issues that I think most Americans care about. I think anybody who is watching this exchange in the West Wing of the White House would be appalled -- or most Americans would be appalled that this is what concerns us here when, in fact, there are so many major issues that are facing this country that need to be addressed by the President and by the Congress. And he’s -- that’s what he’s focused on. I’ll leave it at that."
No Mr. Jay Carney this is not a settled issue.