1993 flip-flop: Sen. Reid introduced bill 'clarifying' birthright citizenship

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    Looks like Harry has some explaining to do. :)
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    1993 flip-flop: Sen. Reid introduced bill 'clarifying' birthright citizenship

    For all the brouhaha over Republicans wanting to review the interpretation of the 14th Amendment, the citizenship/birthright clause, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, once supported revising the current interpretation of the birthright citizenship clause in 1993.

    Mr. Reid introduced a bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee as the Immigration Stabilization Act of 1993. The bill, which died in committee after it was referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs, includes tough immigration provisions that would make many wonder where Mr. Reid truly stands on the immigration and border debate.

    Title X of the Reid introduced bill shows the Nevada Democrat took Senator Lindsey Graham's, South Carolina Republican, idea on the interpretation of the 14th Amendment and documented it into legislation:

    "TITLE X—CITIZENSHIP 4 SEC. 1001. BASIS OF CITIZENSHIP CLARIFIED. In the exercise of its powers under section of the Fourteenth Article of Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Congress has determined and hereby declares that any person born after the date of enactment of this title to a mother who is neither a citizen of the United States nor admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, and which person is a national or citizen of another country of which either of his or her natural parents is a national or citizen, or is entitled upon application to become a national or citizen of such country, shall be considered as born subject to the jurisdiction of that foreign country and not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States within the meaning of section 1 of such Article and shall therefore not be a citizen of the United States or of any State solely by reason of physical presence within the United States at the moment of birth."

    Even the summary of the bill contains language that would offend many of Mr. Reid's supporters who are pushing amnesty for illegal immigrants in the United States:

    1993 flip-flop: Sen. Reid introduced bill 'clarifying' birthright citizenship - Washington Times
     
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    Arizona Senate panel OKs bill barring birthright citizenship...
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    No, he has no explaining to do and neither does McCain. He has flip flopped again and it's business as usually. He was for it, against it and now for it again.


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    Not so - the offer of citizenship (plus other customary veterans benefits) granted for military service could be used to replace birthright citizenship...
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    Harry Reid Flip Flops on 14th Amendment: Citizenship Birthright

    That’s right in 1993 Harry Reid was for modifying the Immigration and Nationality Act, but today when it means VOTES he’s against changing anything. On Mark Levin’s radio program he said Congress can pass a statue and change the 14th that way.

    Let’s take a look at the 14th amendment…the part in dispute:

    Harry Reid Flip Flops on 14th Amendment: Citizenship Birthright « www.offmyfrontporch.com
     

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