Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges

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    "But the federal courts have never specifically addressed the question of whether children born to those in the country illegally should be entitled to citizenship, says Michael M. Hethmon, general counsel of the Immigration Reform Law Institute, which favors tighter restrictions on immigration and has advised the state legislators on their efforts.

    Berman says the 14th Amendment was meant to clarify the status of freedmen and "does not apply to foreigners. The 14th Amendment, which is being used to provide citizenship, is the last thing that should be used."

    Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges : NPR


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    Yes, the Constitution grants citizenship to anyone born in the US.
     
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    How can somebody that has never been to any country but the U.S.A. be considered a foreigner? What are the rules in this regard?
     
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    EriktheRed Eh...

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    You gotta be a "real American", not just born here.
     
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    Should you be able to keep the loot you got from robbing a bank? Then why should illegals reap benefits from breaking the law.
     
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    Dunno...I guess the right wants to create an entire class of stateless citizens.
     
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    I would tend to support the ellimination of citizenship by birth with some allowances for those in the country legally and working towards citizenship. Most other countries do not allow it.

    Right now it serves as an incentive to sneak over, have your anchor baby and be set for life.
     
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    Another freebie thats needs to be cut.
     
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    Totally agree.
     
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    Ditto.
     

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