Jurisdictions simply includes locations such as Washington DC, U.S Virgin Islands and Purteo Rico....... The Amendment was added before the United States numbered 50 States.
Today there are territories and jurisdictions currently debating Statehood.
Maybe if we sent 4th graders to Congress there would not be such misunderstanding of the provisions in the U.S Constitution.
it's not "or", genius.
it reads "guarantee citizenship to anyone born in the usa AND is within our jurisdiction."
a child born to illegal aliens in the usa is NOT within our jurisdiction.
if the parents return to their home country, the usa has no authority to prevent the child from returning with it's parents.
commonsense for those who are not brain dead.
and as I have said all along... we've got some stupid people on capitol hill that are misinterpreting the laws.
they take the phrase "within our jurisdiction" too literally. they are defining the phrase as "being within our borders".
then, you ask... why would the founding fathers duplicate the same requirement? the answer.. they didn't.
a perfect example of cocaine using, marijuana smoking, brain dead, stupid hippies making decisions on capitol hill for us.
totally brain dead.