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If you were born here, you are a citizen by right of birth. So, you are eligible to be president. 6 previous US Presidents had foreign born parents. Andrew Jackson (1829-1837) is the only president born of two immigrants, both Irish. Presidents with one immigrant parent are Thomas Jefferson (1801-1809), whose mother was born in England, James Buchanan (1857-1861) and Chester Arthur (1881-1885), both of whom had Irish fathers, and Woodrow Wilson (1913-1921) and Herbert Hoover (1929-1933), whose mothers were born respectively in England and Canada. Obama will be the 7th US President with at least one foreign born President, since his father was a Kenyan native. His mother was born in Kansas. On a side note, you do not have to be born in the US to be a "natural born citizen" which is one of the requirements to become president per the constitution. John McCain was born in the foreign nation of Panama. But, since his parents were US Citizens, he automatically became a citizen at birth. He was "naturally born" a US citizen and is thus eligible to hold the office of President. Also, recent arguments that due to Obama's father not being a naturalized citizen he is ineligible to serve are moot, as are even claims that he was born in other countries, i.e. Kenya, as a part of the Constitution states that even if one parent is an alien, as long as the other is a U.S. citizen that has lived for at least 5 years in the U.S.A., then regardless of where that person is born, they are considered a U.S. citizen until alternate citizenship status is obtained.

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Age and Citizenship requirements - US Constitution, Article II, Section 1 No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and been fourteen years a resident within the United States.

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Yes you can, if you were a 'natural born citizen' of the US. Legally, that just boils down to the same requirements for being a citizen at birth. If both your parents are US citizens, but you are born abroad, you are a natural born citizen. John McCain, for example, was born in Panama, but the courts ruled that he was eligible to run for president because his parents were both citizens. If only one parent is a US citizen, then there are some more complicated rules to determine whether or not you are a citizen, but as long as you were a citizen from the moment you were born, no matter where you were born, you are eligible for president.
Yes, providing that at least one parent is a Citizen of the United States prior to birth. John McCain was not born in the United States, but he is a natural born U.S. citizen by blood.
Yes, they have to be born a US Citizen and can not be a naturalized citizen. If a parent is on duty in Another Country and has a child that child is a US citizen.

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Assuming that he/she is over 35...Only if the US citizen candidate was born in the US or to qualified US Citizen parents in a foreign country. Additional citizenships don't affect candidacy for President.

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Birthright citizenship only belongs to those whose parents were subject to the jurisdiction of the United States the moment they were born.

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