Illegal immigration: Can states win fight against 'birthright citizenship'?
There are 1 comment on the Christian Science Monitor story from Jan 7, 2011, titled Illegal immigration: Can states win fight against 'birthright citizenship'?. In it, Christian Science Monitor reports that:As Arizona's controversial illegal immigration law remains stuck in legal limbo, a group of lawmakers from five states has pledged to launch another offensive against illegal immigration that, legal experts say, could run afoul of the Constitution.Earlier this week, state legislators from Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina ...
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#1 Jan 7, 2011
The U.S. and Canada are the only developed nations that still have birth right citizenship. Rewarding people for breaking the law is stupid.
I married a legal immigrant and am the descendant of slaves, the people the 14 amendment was intended to protect. My family does those low paid, no benefit jobs; we directly compete with illegal aliens.
The supreme court has never ruled on what "under the jurisdiction" actually means. The children of foreign diplomats are not U.S.citizens-why should those of illegal aliens be?
Who know if the children born of Russian spies are now citizens.
The law needs to be changed,which can probably be done without repealing the 14th amendment.
CHANGING THE LAW AND NOT THE CONSTITUTION
H.R. 1868 by Rep. Gary Miller of California would merely change the federal law (passed by Congress) that currently requires giving U.S. citizenship to these babies.
We and many Constitutional scholars do not believe a Constitutional Amendment is required. But we also know that as soon as H.R. 1868 is passed there will be suits taking it to the Supreme Court. We believe the Supremes are likely to agree with us that H.R. 1868 does not violate any part of the Constitution.
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