Reading some of the discussion of the fourteenth amendment and juristiction on the Internet, it makes me wonder.
I was born in the United States, as was my father and his father before him, but my great grandfather was not.
Heinrich and Helena emigrated to the United States around 1900, citizens of Germany. I do not know if they were ever naturalized or not. Let’s assume not. Then my grandfather who was born in Wisconsin would be the child of aliens, and hence not a citizen (according to some). I’m reasonably confident that my grandfather never went through any naturalization process. His daughter, my mother, was born in Alabama (I guess the child of an alien too) and I’m confident that she was never naturalized. I also was born in Alabama and I know that I have never been naturalized.
So, according to some, this third-generation, American born writer is not a citizen.