I've been wondering about this and it is confirmed that he can't run even though he was born in Baton Rouge, La. This will raise questions on Obama when the presidential race heats up again because a lot of people wanted Jindal to run. This is probably why McCain didn't choose him as his VP because it presented problems. You can be born in the USA and not be a Natural Born Citizen. The 14th amendment does not speak of Natural Born Citizen; rather it says Naturalized Citizen which is a Huge Difference from Article II Section I of the Constitution eligibility Clause. Read Senate Resolution 511 (April 2008) which defines Natural Born Citizen as one born of two parent of American Citizenship. If Jindal’s Parent were not American Citizens at the time of Bobby’s birth then Jindal cannot meet the Constitutions eligibility clause thus he cannot be President. Is Governor Bobby Jindal A Natural Born Citizen? He's Not My President? Amar and Raj Jindal are the Punjabi-born parents of Governor Bobby Jindal. Raj Jindal’s maiden name was Raj Gupta. According to nola.com: In fact, it was Gupta’s career move that brought the newly married couple to Louisiana. Gupta was accepted as a graduate assistant at Louisiana State University when she was pregnant with Bobby. Her husband, who at the time was an assistant professor at a Chandigarh engineering college, was concerned about her moving overseas in her condition. LSU offered her one month of maternity leave if she joined the program, a deal the Jindals agreed was too good to turn down. They moved in January 1971. Bobby was born soon after, in Baton Rouge. Therefore, it seems reasonable to assume that at the time of Bobby Jindal’s birth, his parents were not U.S. citizens. In fact they could not have been U.S. Citizens at the time because citizenship in the United States almost always requires 5 years of residency in the United States before qualifying. It is clear that the Jindal’s were only here for a few months before Bobby Jindal was born. Therefore Bobby Jindal is not a Natural Born Citizen and does not qualify under Article II, Section I of the U.S. Constitution to be President of the United States.