Birthright Citizenship Act would clarify ‘under the jurisdiction’

Dec 7, 2011 Full story: 22
The Birthright Citizenship Act amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to clarify a person born in the United States "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States for citizenship at birth if the person is born in the United States of parents, one of whom is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national, (2) a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States, or (3) an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces. Full Story
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Seattle, WA

#39 Dec 11, 2011
Pando wrote:
. In the 1884 Elk v.Wilkins case12, the phrase "subject to its jurisdiction" was interpreted to exclude "children of ministers, consuls, and citizens of foreign states born within the United States." In Elk, the American Indian claimant was considered not an American citizen because the law required him to be "not merely subject in some respect or degree to the jurisdiction of the United States, but completely subject to their political jurisdiction and owing them direct and immediate allegiance."
Exactly,and that is what the Amendment meant,not the liberal interpretation it has become to abused as.I am against those serving who are not American citizens to be able to use it for their kids born here.

Bullhead City, AZ

#40 Dec 11, 2011
WDRussell wrote:
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How hard is it to understand? The Constitution says what it says, no more, no less.
The opinion of Jacob Howard is no more important than the opinion of Jerome Howard.
Jacob Howard was the co-author of the 14th Amendment.

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