The hot question today is the 14th Amendment and the right of illegals born in the US being afforded citizenship. But a bigger question is Does the US Constitution confer illegals with rights and protections guaranteed to US citizens? Or are illegals beyond the scope of the Constitution and other than criminal protection have no other standing? It all comes down to the interpretation by the Supreme Court of this phrase in the US Constitution: "subject to the jurisdiction thereof". It is my belief that except in criminal actions that illegals are not entitled to the rights and protections specified in the Constitution for US citizens. And furthermore illegals should not be entitled to any governmental assistance by state or federal governments. As to enforcing laws on the books, it is the federal governments responsibility to regulate immigration and naturalization. We are a nation of laws and when people become public officials, join the military, or other agencies they must take an oath to uphold the laws of the land. This does not mean they can pick and choose, they swore an oath to uphold the laws. Failure to uphold these laws is a violation of their oaths and they should be terminated from their position if they do not want to abide by the law.