If being born in the United States border does not make you a US Citizen what does?

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    I've never received a clear answer from those who clamor for abolishing anchor baby citizenship.
     
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    You won't you get a clear answer. If birth in the US does not make you a citizen then hundreds of millions of Americans will have no proof of citizenship since their birth certificate could not be used as proof.

    First of all the Supreme Court would have to reinterpret the 14th amendment to exclude birth as grounds for citizenship. Congress would have to redefine the requirements for citizenship. Then there would have to be some kind of national id card indicating citizenship.

    Don't worry. This isn't going to happen.
     
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    How about being born to a mother or father who is a US citizen?
     
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    Here's a great question: If a woman is in the country illegally and has a baby, why should the baby be given US citizenship?
     
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    You mean like President Obama?
     
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    Because, as it currently states, the Constitution requires it.
     
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    What are you finding so hard to understand about the concept of being born to a US citizen in order to be a US citizen, or barring that, being naturalized as a citizen?
     
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    And all too often this happens. The problem is--it is in the consitution--therefore until that changes this will continue.
     
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    Rather irrelevant to the OP, though, isn't it? Answering a question based on the hypothetical of "If we don't do things this way, how SHOULD we do them?" with "This is the way we do things" is pointless.
     
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    No, the first thing would be that we would have to pass a new amendment to the constitution negating Section 1 of the 14th Amendment.
     

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