SLAVES EARNED CITIZENSHIP FOR THEIR CHILDREN By giving this country 200 years of free labor. C-Span 3 had a forum on the 14th Amendment and Birthright and one speaker claimed slaves were brought here illegally there for they were Illegal Aliens. Not true. When there were no immigration law there cannot be illegal immigration and Illegal Aliens. One aspect of slavery was that owners of slaves were legal residents and their slaves were legal also. Those that entered the country after immigration laws were Illegal Aliens if they stole across the border without registering without permission. If Illegal Aliens want to earn citizenship for their children they have to give 200 years of free labor. Framers of the 14th Amendment did not intent birth right citizenship to be applied to children of Illegal Aliens. This goes back to biblical time. Acts 7:6. God spoke to him in this way: 'Your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own, and they will be enslaved and mistreated four hundred years. An alien residents in the bible was not illegal aliens but alien residents who were allowed to be in the land and had to obey ALL the laws of the land. Illegal aliens has broken every law in this land from the time they entered this country. They are not the stranger that GOD told us to be kind to either.