Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby Verity » Fri Jul 08, 2011 11:11 pm

It's been acknowledged that it's legally possible; but is it politically possible? Yes, but I honestly think you'd be at a major disadvantage. That would hold true almost anywhere. What shot, politically, does an American have in a race to be a British MP? Even though an (former) American could legally be elected to the House of Lords, how likely would that be?

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby AntipodeanPhil » Sat Jul 09, 2011 12:57 am

I'm foreign but have been living in the U.S. about 10 years now, from a country more similar to the U.S. than the U.K. IMHO, someone would have to live in the U.S. a long time (20+ years) and sound 100% American. Unless you're Arnie, even a slight accent is too much.

Of course, as others have said, the OP is not getting into Yale or any other top law school, but the question is interesting nonetheless.

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby Borhas » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:19 pm

justwondering123 wrote:I aspire to go to Yale Law School and after working for a couple of years in a firm to pay of debt, i wish to enter politics, like maybe run for senator/mayor/ representative.

I just wanted to know if this is possible and the realities of this since ill be coming to the states at the age of 22. Will i just be viewed as a foreigner even if i was a green card citizen (would i have to declare citizenship to run)


Thanks guys :)

p.s. im a UK student :)


go back to where you came from

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby lawgod » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:24 pm

With posts like this around, they still call ME a troll?

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby Verity » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:53 pm

Borhas wrote:
justwondering123 wrote:I aspire to go to Yale Law School and after working for a couple of years in a firm to pay of debt, i wish to enter politics, like maybe run for senator/mayor/ representative.

I just wanted to know if this is possible and the realities of this since ill be coming to the states at the age of 22. Will i just be viewed as a foreigner even if i was a green card citizen (would i have to declare citizenship to run)


Thanks guys :)

p.s. im a UK student :)


go back to where you came from


That was shitty.

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby glewz » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:58 pm

This thread > Saturday night plans

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby TheFriendlyBarber » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:46 am

Could you see America from your house in the UK? If so, that might be good enough to land you on a presidential ticket.

And I'll reiterate the point I made earlier: we don't like your kind 'round here. First you try to take our educational opportunities, then you try to take our jobs, and then--to top it all off--you try to run our country and tell us what to do? Some nerve! I hope we annex that cute little country of yours and turn around and sell it to France at a profit.

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby PDaddy » Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:59 am

justwondering123 wrote:I aspire to go to Yale Law School and after working for a couple of years in a firm to pay of debt, i wish to enter politics, like maybe run for senator/mayor/ representative.

I just wanted to know if this is possible and the realities of this since ill be coming to the states at the age of 22. Will i just be viewed as a foreigner even if i was a green card citizen (would i have to declare citizenship to run)


Thanks guys :)

p.s. im a UK student :)



Ask the former Governator!

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Re: Can a foreign born law student go into politics in the USA?

Postby Borhas » Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:19 am

Verity wrote:
That was shitty.


In this context, no.

Aspiring politicians are bad enough... the younger the worse. Here's a guy that is leaving his community with the plans of becoming a leader in a new one... even before he's actually moved here. Who the hell is he to be so entitled? I can't respect that.

Aside from that, he surely has better employment prospects as a politician back in merry olde Englande, so you can take this as a:

TL;DR: RETAKE




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