State Lawmakers Take On Birthright Ci...

State Lawmakers Take On Birthright Citizenship

There are 69 comments on the New York Times story from Jan 5, 2011, titled State Lawmakers Take On Birthright Citizenship. In it, New York Times reports that:

Conservative lawmakers from five state legislatures launched a joint campaign on Wednesday to try to cancel automatic United States citizenship for the American-born children of illegal immigrants.

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Mexican and Puerto Rican

Culpeper, VA

#48 Oct 8, 2012
-Caes wrote:
DE@TH to laraza - 3rd World (brown,black) Diseased Dirt People
What's the matter Wilbur? it seems to me that your mother dropped you on your head one too many times;tell me now, are you still living in mom and dad's basement? While all the Latinos are getting ahead with a good education,you're sitting at home on the couch watching Jerry Springer surrounded by bags of McDonald's and Burger King miserable,and blaming your failiures on all Latinos.BTW Puerto Rico is a United States territory which means they can't be deported because they are U.S. citizens you ding dong; but of course being the ignorant idiot that you are you would'nt know.It sucks to be you
Mexican and Puerto Rican

Culpeper, VA

#49 Oct 8, 2012
racer42 wrote:
<quoted text>
Too late for you.
NO too late for you!!

“All power to the people.”

Since: Mar 07

San Diego, CA

#50 Oct 8, 2012
I hate to burst your racist bubble, but it would take a Constitutional Amendment to change this Law.

By the way caes, stop talking to yourself.
ronnie

Kaysville, UT

#51 Oct 9, 2012
Good try, but we are almost 20 years too late. Millions of anchors have been born here. We paid the tab. The cost's are enormous and what have we gotten? A third world country in Los Angeles and Chicago, New York, Florida.....Finally, States that are being invaded in the Center of the Country are adding up the price tag for this mistake. What I wonder is why didn't the Government pick up on this a bit earlier. We are now broke, job's gone, wages low...smart leaders.
Mexican and Puerto Rican

Culpeper, VA

#52 Oct 12, 2012
-Caes wrote:
mexicans,ne9ros,peurtoricans,h ispanics,latinos
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DO NOT BELONG IN THE USA
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THE ONLY GOOD ONE IS A DEAD ONE
Quit talking to yourself you ignorant turd.You are a good example of a failed education.Puerto Ricans can't be deported idiot because it is a U.S. territory,and they are citizens. So guess what,you loose.
nym8387

United States

#53 Oct 12, 2012
Mexican and Puerto Rican wrote:
<quoted text> Quit talking to yourself you ignorant turd.You are a good example of a failed education.Puerto Ricans can't be deported idiot because it is a U.S. territory,and they are citizens. So guess what,you loose.
why do you go by Mexican and Puerto rican? Just asking.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#54 Oct 13, 2012
CitizenX wrote:
I hate to burst your racist bubble, but it would take a Constitutional Amendment to change this Law.
By the way caes, stop talking to yourself.
No it does not, the 14th amendment all ready says who is and who is not a citizen.

"The term “subject to the jurisdiction, thereof,” is the key, here. If you go to the debates on the congressional record of the 14th Amendment,“full jurisdiction” means in part “full allegiance to America.” Because the illegal alien parents are here illegally, and subject to the jurisdiction of Mexico (or whatever country they came from), a divided loyalty exists - hence, based on the 14th Amendment, the children of illegals (anchor babies) are not citizens.

Since illegal aliens are not subject to the complete jurisdiction of the United States, their children born in the U.S. are not automatically American citizens."

http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/arti...
nym8387

United States

#55 Oct 13, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
<quoted text>
No it does not, the 14th amendment all ready says who is and who is not a citizen.
"The term “subject to the jurisdiction, thereof,” is the key, here. If you go to the debates on the congressional record of the 14th Amendment,“full jurisdiction” means in part “full allegiance to America.” Because the illegal alien parents are here illegally, and subject to the jurisdiction of Mexico (or whatever country they came from), a divided loyalty exists - hence, based on the 14th Amendment, the children of illegals (anchor babies) are not citizens.
Since illegal aliens are not subject to the complete jurisdiction of the United States, their children born in the U.S. are not automatically American citizens."
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/arti...
illegals and anchor babies refuse to accept that. I know romney and congress will get them out.
Mexican and Puerto Rican

Culpeper, VA

#56 Oct 13, 2012
nym8387 wrote:
<quoted text>why do you go by Mexican and Puerto rican? Just asking.
Because I am half that's why.
El Cid

Austin, TX

#57 Oct 13, 2012
Supreme court already ruled on this 100 years ago and it still stands.
Basically, a child born in the United States with the birth parent of another nation legally residing in the United States bestows upon the born child American citizenship.
Since an illegal alien is not legally residing in the United States then their child born in the United States should not be granted American Citizenship, citizenship should be that of the birth parent.
Bori Mex

Culpeper, VA

#58 Oct 23, 2012
nym8387 wrote:
<quoted text>why do you go by Mexican and Puerto rican? Just asking.
Because I am Half Mexican and Half Puerto Rican.

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#59 Oct 23, 2012
Yup..... another Republican dog & pony show that amounts to Nada!!!

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#60 Oct 23, 2012
Bori Mex wrote:
<quoted text>Because I am Half Mexican and Half Puerto Rican.
That would make you 100% US Citizen.
Bori-Mex

Culpeper, VA

#61 Oct 23, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
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That would make you 100% US Citizen.
I am a U.S.citizen. I was born and raised in California.My
mother is a 3 generation born Mexican American,and my father is from Puerto Rico;born and raised.
Sue Robbins

AOL

#62 Oct 23, 2012
it's about time we stopped devaluing our citizenship by letting any one who sneaks into America have citizen babies.

If we don't, our own children will have every right to spit on our graves.

“Conservatism is a Disease.”

Since: Nov 11

Lake Los Angeles, CA

#63 Oct 23, 2012
Bori-Mex wrote:
<quoted text>I am a U.S.citizen. I was born and raised in California.My
mother is a 3 generation born Mexican American,and my father is from Puerto Rico;born and raised.
Don't let these bavosos discourage you from speaking your peace. They hate anything that's not white nationalist ideology.

Fck them!!!
Bori-Mex

Culpeper, VA

#65 Oct 23, 2012
The Notorious Rico wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't let these bavosos discourage you from speaking your peace. They hate anything that's not white nationalist ideology.
Fck them!!!
Yeah, exactly
ima

El Paso, TX

#66 Oct 23, 2012
spytheweb wrote:
<quoted text>
No it does not, the 14th amendment all ready says who is and who is not a citizen.
"The term “subject to the jurisdiction, thereof,” is the key, here. If you go to the debates on the congressional record of the 14th Amendment,“full jurisdiction” means in part “full allegiance to America.” Because the illegal alien parents are here illegally, and subject to the jurisdiction of Mexico (or whatever country they came from), a divided loyalty exists - hence, based on the 14th Amendment, the children of illegals (anchor babies) are not citizens.
Since illegal aliens are not subject to the complete jurisdiction of the United States, their children born in the U.S. are not automatically American citizens."
http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/arti...
I just wish the constitution were honored and respected instead even officials disregard and fail to honor it's meaning. Pathetic and sad.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#67 Oct 23, 2012
Bori-Mex wrote:
<quoted text>I am a U.S.citizen. I was born and raised in California.My
mother is a 3 generation born Mexican American,and my father is from Puerto Rico;born and raised.
I'am a black US citizen, my culture is 100% American, my mother was born in New Jersey, my father was born in New Hampshire. My father served in WWII, i'am RETUSAF served in Desert storm, my son is active duty Air Force who just returned from Kandahar Afghanistan in July 2012.

I don't support illegal aliens against US law.

Since: Apr 10

Houston, TX

#68 Oct 23, 2012
ima wrote:
<quoted text> I just wish the constitution were honored and respected instead even officials disregard and fail to honor it's meaning. Pathetic and sad.
People don't understand "subject to the jurisdiction" or they don't want to understand what it means.

Everyone is subject to the laws of the land while inside the borders of the US that is not what this means. Even the Indians were not subject to the jurisdiction of the US and that was the reason why they were not born US citizens.

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