As soon as Harris was officially named as Joe Biden’s running mate, a post started circulating she was not a natural-born U.S. citizen because her parents were not citizens at the time of her birth. (Source: FactCheck.org)
Civics 101: “To serve as president, one must be at least 35 years old, have been a resident of the United States for at least 14 years, and be a ‘natural born Citizen’ (Article II, sec. 1 of the Constitution). Additionally, one cannot have already been president for more than a term and a half (22nd Amendment).”
Harris was born in Oakland, California in 1964, which under the U.S. Constitution makes her a natural-born citizen with no eligibility issues period.
Kamala Harris’s immigrant parents–Shyamala Gopalan and Donald Harris. THIS IS AMERICA. pic.twitter.com/wLbJ8tW1r4
— BonFire&Ice (@TEAMServicesNY) August 12, 2020
That day when a little girl from Oaktown became the first black woman to be a major-party vice-presidential nominee…😭
So incredibly proud of you, sis!
— Maya Harris (@mayaharris_) August 11, 2020
More Facts: Harris’ parents divorced when she was very young and her mother raised her and her sister as a single parent instilling the importance of education and civil rights. Maya and Kamala’s mother died of colon cancer in 2009.
.@KamalaHarris was raised by her single mother, who confronted racism for her Indian accent, believed to be less-than despite being highly educated. Fighting for women of color has been a constant refrain in Harris’ political life. pic.twitter.com/VY8hbr8OdP
— Kyung Lah (@KyungLahCNN) August 11, 2020
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 12, 2020