Because there are so many comments on the topic, we’ve had a request for a new thread, where we can continue our discussion of Stanley Ann Dunham Obama Soetoro’s passport records, which began here, here, and here.
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What have we learned so far?
Ann had a passport prior to the one she renewed in July 1965. She may have used that passport to travel to the Philippines or to Southeast Asia, to do “field work”, as part of her studies.
Ann had to renew the 1965 passport in August 1968 for another two years. At the same time, she appears to have amended her passport to exclude Soebarkah and (perhaps) to include Barack Hussein Obama, although there was no photo or supporting documentation to back up that possibility. Therefore, it appears that Ann amended her passport in 1968 to exclude her son Barry.
Alphonse F. La Porta signed the renewal form as “vice consul”, even though that was not his title and he says he was assigned to a different office (the political office) in 1968.
We don’t know which passport Barry traveled upon from that moment on. If he was made an Indonesian citizen, then he probably would have been henceforth required to leave or enter Indonesia on an Indonesian passport, just as U.S. citizens are required to enter and leave the USA on a U.S. passport. Barry may no longer have been a U.S. citizen, if he renounced his U.S. citizenship, which was possible, if a U.S. official decided that he knew what he was doing.
Oddly enough, Ann’s 1965 passport was not issued in her new married name Soetoro. She amended the passport in 1967 to reflect her new married name, right before she moved to Indonesia.
Similarly, the day after Barry’s alleged LFCOLB was accepted by the local registrar in Hawaii, 8/8/61, BHO Sr. was supposed to leave the USA. Later that month, he filled out paperwork, asking for an extension so he could stay until 8/9/62, but he neglected to list his brand spanking new son as his child. In fact, he listed no children, although the following year, he again omitted Barry, as well as Auma, naming only Roy Obama as his child.
Lolo Soetoro would have been required to register his marriage to Ann with the Indonesian government within a year of the family returning to Indonesia.
Barry would likely not have been allowed to attend public schools in Indonesia unless he was an Indonesian citizen; he was listed as an Indonesian citizen on his school registration papers. He was also listed as the son of Lolo Soetoro and his name was given as Barry Soetoro. Barry’s half-sister implied that her father adopted Barry legally, under Indonesian law. Also under Indonesian law, it was possible for Lolo to legitimate Barry as his natural son.
Barry’s mother was required to report to the U.S. Dept. of State whether or not Barry accepted any benefits of Indonesian nationality. Her passport renewal/amendment of 1968 implies that she did so, although supporting documentation is missing from the government’s response to the FOIA request.
We are not sure who Soebarkah was.