Prove U.S. citizenship

 

Editor:
Members of the Filipino-American community have stated to me that Assm. Rob Bonta is not a U.S. citizen. I checked this out by contacting Bonta’s office and asking, “When did Mr. Bonta become a naturalized U.S. citizen, because he was born in the Philippines on Sept. 22, 1972.” His office stated that he was not a naturalized citizen and didn’t need to be a naturalized citizen because his father was an American citizen. His office reiterated that Bonta was an American citizen even though he was born in the Philippines because his father was an American citizen. 

I checked the background on Bonta’s father and found he was born in the Phillippines in 1942, and his mother was born in the Phillippines in 1938. I have not found any proof that either of Bonta’s parents became naturalized U.S. citizens. Bonta’s office did not provide any proof that either of his parents were naturalized U.S. citizens. In order for Bonta to be an American citizen, either his father or mother must have been a naturalized U.S. citizen on or before Sept. 22, 1972.

Rob Bonta needs to provide proof of his U.S. citizenship to clear up this issue.

 

Stephen Slauson