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As stated in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the U.S. Constitution, the principal qualifications for one being a presidential candidate is being a natural born citizen of the United States, being at least 35 years old, and having been a permanent resident in the United States for at least 14 years. That being said, regardless of whether one or both parents are foreign born, as long as the candidate was born in the United States, and I assume U.S. territories, one is eligible to be a President of the United States of America.

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That's not necessary if the president is born in the United States. However, if he/she is born abroad, a parent needs to be a U. S. citizen (not necessarily from birth) in order to satisfy the requirement that the President is a U. S. citizen from birth.

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Yes- neither parent has to be born in the US. What matters is that the president himself must be born in the United States. (The courts have not ruled on whether a person born of US citizens outside the US would qualify as natural born. )

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