Huh? A distinction without a difference. Grow up!<quoted text> "may be (not will be) admitted to become a citizen thereof." If this is aquired, then he is "subject to the jurisdiction, thereof".
One can be under the jurisdiction without being subject to the jurisdiction, thereof.
Aliens have never been subject to the jurisdiction, thereof.
BirfoonBoy doesn't know what he thinks.
"In the first section of the act of Congress approved March 26, 1790 (1 Stat. at Large, 102), it is enacted:
That any alien being a free white person, who shall have resided within the limits and UNDER THE JURISDICTION of the United States for the term of two years, may be admitted to become a citizen thereof."