Allegiance- Hale – The history of the pleas

Laying to rest that a child born to an illegal immigrant is not born under the jurisdiction of our nation:

But if an alien the subject of a foreign prince in amity with the king live here and enjoy the benefit of the king’s protection and commit a treason he shall be judged and executed as a traitor for he owes a local alligeance.


And this alligeance is either natural from all that are subjects born within the king’s alligeance or local which obligeth all that are resident within the king’s dominions and partake of the benefit of the king’s protection altho strangers born.

Source: Hale – The history of the Pleas of the Crown, Vol I, Chap. X