U.S. CITIZENSHIP IS CHEAPENED when 3 million children and growing each day, can become citizens simple by their mothers crossing the border illegally and giving birth to them. The 14th Amendment was intended for people who earned citizenship over a period of 2 hundred years. U.S. citizenship means nothing to these people but free education, free healthcare and all the benefits our social service has to offer. There are people who have been waiting for years to enter this country legally and we punish them by giving those that enter illegally amnesty. Thats not humane. Those who enter illegally should be punished, and $5,000 fine is not punishment if they never pay it because most of them will not want citizenship, and those who are waiting legally should be rewarded with entry. But 20 million given amnesty will make their wait even longer and that is punishment. I thought American justice punished those who break the law and rewarded those who dont. To enter this county illegally is a federal crime. Illegal Immigration is a Crime Under Title 8 Section 1325 of the U.S. Code, "Improper Entry by Alien," any citizen of any country other than the United States who: Enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers; or Eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers; or Attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact; has committed a federal crime.