Ending Birth Right Citizenship Should...

Ending Birth Right Citizenship Should be a Top Priority for Congress

There are 31 comments on the Right Wing News story from Jan 11, 2013, titled Ending Birth Right Citizenship Should be a Top Priority for Congress. In it, Right Wing News reports that:

Conventional wisdom is often wrong. On Capitol Hill, the political insiders forecast a sweeping amnesty just as soon as the annoying fiscal cliff and gun control distractions are resolved.

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Jim

Kansas City, MO

#1 Jan 12, 2013
Right on!

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#2 Jan 12, 2013
Jim wrote:
Right on!
I agree but it won't happen.

Too many Democrats patronizing and pandering illegals.
sba131

United States

#3 Jan 12, 2013
Hope not. Although they are mindless in Washington.
ronnie

South Jordan, UT

#4 Jan 12, 2013
Lose control over our Demographic future.... I think they're a little late. In California the uneducated, un Americanized chain migration demographic has already ensnared the used to be greatest State in the Country. Orange Country is ruined. Riverside, ruined, almost every great City in Calif. has turned into a 3rd World sewer, do too birthright Citizenship.The uneducated Mexican will only bring down any area in the Country that get's a foot hold on that location. End Birthright Citizenship Now......
Boknows

United States

#5 Jan 13, 2013
Trying the impossible you're a sore loser with your REPUBLIGOTRY IDEOLOGY and IDEAL,STFU,California is paying more to UNCLE SAM than your TAKER redneck state.

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#6 Jan 14, 2013
Absolutely....this and sealing the border should be done before any talk of reform ever takes place. We all know what a joke the '86 Amnesty was, and how more and more illegals flooded in because, though it was promised, the border was never sealed.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Waters Creek, GA

#7 Jan 14, 2013
Boknows wrote:
Trying the impossible you're a sore loser with your REPUBLIGOTRY IDEOLOGY and IDEAL,STFU,California is paying more to UNCLE SAM than your TAKER redneck state.
And that is really working out well, not.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Waters Creek, GA

#8 Jan 14, 2013
It should be THE top priority.

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#9 Jan 14, 2013
the dems have seen they cannot bring third world countries up to our level so the idea is bring us down to theirs by allowing the worst of the worst to stay and others to flood us.

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#10 Jan 14, 2013
tomin cali wrote:
the dems have seen they cannot bring third world countries up to our level so the idea is bring us down to theirs by allowing the worst of the worst to stay and others to flood us.
It isn't just the Democrats.

This country's death kneel sounded when Johnson initiated his Great Society program and every president since then has taken a bite of that poisoned apple.

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#11 Jan 15, 2013
one thing for sure,when it was seen that invaders have found away to twist things for their take over it needed to be straightened out on the spot.

some think it is a good thing that there is even folks coming here preg just to drop anchor.
Lepor

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#12 Jan 15, 2013
Excuse me all you consitiution loving right-wing Republicans, you wish to change our constitution?
I'm sorry but that is not allowed. Changing the citizenship chriteria laid out by our founding fathers would be a slap in the face to them.
wouldn't it be the same type of un-american act as passing gun laws that conflict with the 2nd Amendment?

IF your platform is you're the only party that still respects the constitution, how could you ven consider such a measure?

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#13 Jan 15, 2013
Lepor wrote:
Excuse me all you consitiution loving right-wing Republicans, you wish to change our constitution?
I'm sorry but that is not allowed. Changing the citizenship chriteria laid out by our founding fathers would be a slap in the face to them.
wouldn't it be the same type of un-american act as passing gun laws that conflict with the 2nd Amendment?
IF your platform is you're the only party that still respects the constitution, how could you ven consider such a measure?
If the SCOTUS ever decides on abolishing birthright citizenship, then the job’s done. If they don’t, a constitutional amendment can be brought forward, which would be tougher to get through. However, anything is possible if this were a requirement to garner more support for a proposed immigration reform.

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#14 Jan 15, 2013
Lepor wrote:
Excuse me all you consitiution loving right-wing Republicans, you wish to change our constitution?
I'm sorry but that is not allowed. Changing the citizenship chriteria laid out by our founding fathers would be a slap in the face to them.
wouldn't it be the same type of un-american act as passing gun laws that conflict with the 2nd Amendment?
IF your platform is you're the only party that still respects the constitution, how could you ven consider such a measure?
Are you referring to the un-Americna gun laws that have been stricken down by the Supreme Court, or the ones still being challenged?
amendment not necessary

Scranton, PA

#15 Jan 15, 2013
teddyr4me wrote:
<quoted text>If the SCOTUS ever decides on abolishing birthright citizenship, then the job’s done. If they don’t, a constitutional amendment can be brought forward, which would be tougher to get through. However, anything is possible if this were a requirement to garner more support for a proposed immigration reform.
Congress could simply further define the 14th amendment without an amendment as was tried back in 2011. Make it retroactive to 1986 when we were promised there would never again be brought forth another amnesty. This only makes sense and it was never the intent of those who authored the 14th Amendment to confer citizenship on illegal aliens.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011’.

SEC. 2. CITIZENSHIP AT BIRTH FOR CERTAIN PERSONS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES.
(a) In General- Section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1401) is amended--

(1) by inserting ‘(a) IN GENERAL-’ before ‘The following’;

(2) by redesignating subsections (a) through (h) as paragraphs (1) through (8), respectively; and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

‘(b) Definition- Acknowledging the right of birthright citizenship established by section 1 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution, a person born in the United States shall be considered ‘subject to the jurisdiction’ of the United States for purposes of subsection (a)(1) if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is--

‘(1) a citizen or national of the United States;

‘(2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States whose residence is in the United States; or

‘(3) an alien performing active service in the armed forces (as defined in section 101 of title 10, United States Code).’.

(b) Applicability- The amendment made by subsection (a)(3) shall not be construed to affect the citizenship or nationality status of any person born before the date of the enactment of this Act.

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#16 Jan 15, 2013
amendment not necessary wrote:
<quoted text>
Congress could simply further define the 14th amendment without an amendment as was tried back in 2011. Make it retroactive to 1986 when we were promised there would never again be brought forth another amnesty. This only makes sense and it was never the intent of those who authored the 14th Amendment to confer citizenship on illegal aliens.
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ‘Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011’.
SEC. 2. CITIZENSHIP AT BIRTH FOR CERTAIN PERSONS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES.
(a) In General- Section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1401) is amended--
(1) by inserting ‘(a) IN GENERAL-’ before ‘The following’;
(2) by redesignating subsections (a) through (h) as paragraphs (1) through (8), respectively; and
(3) by adding at the end the following:
‘(b) Definition- Acknowledging the right of birthright citizenship established by section 1 of the 14th amendment to the Constitution, a person born in the United States shall be considered ‘subject to the jurisdiction’ of the United States for purposes of subsection (a)(1) if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is--
‘(1) a citizen or national of the United States;
‘(2) an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States whose residence is in the United States; or
‘(3) an alien performing active service in the armed forces (as defined in section 101 of title 10, United States Code).’.
(b) Applicability- The amendment made by subsection (a)(3) shall not be construed to affect the citizenship or nationality status of any person born before the date of the enactment of this Act.
Nobody in DC would sit still for a retroactive undoing, but stopping it now would certainly curtail further abuse. It makes so much sense, which is why these bozos won't do it.
Lepor

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#17 Jan 15, 2013
Bama Yankee wrote:
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Are you referring to the un-Americna gun laws that have been stricken down by the Supreme Court, or the ones still being challenged?
It has already been argued by the right that gun laws do not work.
Changing gun laws will do nothing to protect Americans from crazy people with guns...Right?
So explain to me how changing citizenship laws will change our immigration problems?
RUFUS

Florence, SC

#18 Jan 15, 2013
The decision has been made. We need these new generations to pay in as much as possible to support the soon to be broke social security system..only one problem, these fucks have outsmarted our powers that be, ie. food stamps, earned income credit, subsidized housing, emergency room free medical,...
We have given this country away to the third world..glad im old.
freebird

Long Beach, CA

#20 Jan 15, 2013
Lepor wrote:
<quoted text>
It has already been argued by the right that gun laws do not work.
Changing gun laws will do nothing to protect Americans from crazy people with guns...Right?
So explain to me how changing citizenship laws will change our immigration problems?
You change the gun laws, you punish the innocent.

You change the 14th Amendment to exclude children born to illegals, you punish the criminal.
Lepor

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#21 Jan 15, 2013
RUFUS wrote:
The decision has been made. We need these new generations to pay in as much as possible to support the soon to be broke social security system..only one problem, these fucks have outsmarted our powers that be, ie. food stamps, earned income credit, subsidized housing, emergency room free medical,...
We have given this country away to the third world..glad im old.
So back when you were young taxes were lower? Taxes were alot higher, especially if you were one of the successful.
And you're right, none of those evil entitlements were around back in the 20s. HArd to believe how bad the whole world got the minute the wrong guy was elected president. How are we ever going to survive???
God help us all, save us from the Obama!!
You have a uniquely twisted view of the world.

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