Does the 14th Amendment mandate that the children born of illegal immigrants and birth tourists are automatically American citizens? The answer is not as obvious as has been suggested in the press.
How the story of Wong Kim Ark helped to establish birthright citizenship for Chinese immigrants and break down legal hurdles for other Chinese newcomers.
I had no natural right to citizenship of a country just because I was born within its geographical boundaries. Nor did my parents have the right to give me a citizenship they did not possess.
Birthright citizenship creates birthright loyalty, whereas denying citizenship to foreign children helps alienate the entire family and slows down assimilation.
When a person is in the United States illegally, he or she is still governed by and owes loyalty to a ‘foreign’ entity or government.
Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies, talks tourist births, illegal immigration, and U.S. asylum laws.
“It’s ridiculous. It’s ridiculous. And it has to end,” Trump said. “It’s in the process. It’ll happen … with an executive order.”
Are Republicans ready to become the party of Dred Scott? I ask, because that’s what Michael Anton wants President Trump to make it look like.
It is clear that the framers of the Fourteenth Amendment did not intend individuals not subject to the full and complete jurisdiction of the United States to be included as citizens.
There is no justification for ending birthright citizenship — not on legal grounds, moral grounds, or even self-interested grounds.
Even if we can’t build a consensus on the wall and deportation policy, there are steps we can take to right the ship that cost little, if anything, to implement.
If The Slants’ suit prevails in the Supreme Court, it could benefit other entities such as the Washington Redskins, who are likewise fighting for their constitutional right to free speech.
The Fourteenth Amendment’s citizenship clause granting birthright citizenship has aided immigrant assimilation in the United States.
There have always been American immigrants, and there have always been very public conversations in America about immigration. Let’s engage that conversation for America’s benefit.
The question is not, as Fox’s Megyn Kelly put it to Ted Cruz, whether to deport illegal immigrants whose children are American citizens.
The term ‘anchor babies’ isn’t the problem. The practice of granting birthright citizenship to illegal aliens is.
Stay tuned: Dred Scott II could be coming soon to a federal court near you.
Is it a coincidence that roughly the same Justices gave us both government mandated segregation and made soil the basis of citizenship?
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