“under the jurisdiction thereof”

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  1. LilOlLady

    LilOlLady Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2009
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    For some reason the phrase “under the jurisdiction thereof” was included by the Founding Fathers for a reason and the reason was explained.

    If this phrase is excluded, the meaning of the 14th Amendment is changed to include children of illegal aliens, but it wasn’t. It is only excluded by people who want to children of illegal aliens as citizens and as anchors for the 20 million that is here illegally.

    The constitution is a worthless piece of paper if it is not correctly interpreted and applied. People have given their lives to uphold the constitution so let’s not deface it and trample on it.

    The 14th Amendment has been incorrectly interpreted and applied. So either take out the phrase “under the jurisdiction thereof’ so that it will apply to children of illegal aliens or leave it alone and correctly interpret and apply it to exclude children of illegal aliens as the Founding Fathers intended. If you want the 14th Amendment to apply to children of illegal alien, amend it so that is does.

    Supreme Court decisions
    The correct interpretation of the 14th Amendment is that an illegal alien mother is subject to the jurisdiction of her native country, as is her baby.

    In 1898, some thirty years after the adoption of the Fourteenth Amendment, the United States argued a Chinese man born to Chinese parents in San Francisco could not be a citizen of the United States because his parents were not subjects of the United States at the time of his birth, but the subjects of the emperor of China. (U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark)
    What 'Subject to the Jurisdiction Thereof' Really Means

    The Court essentially stated that the status of the parents determines the citizenship of the child. To qualify children for birthright citizenship, based on the 14th Amendment, parents must owe "direct and immediate allegiance" to the U.S. and be "completely subject" to its jurisdiction. In other words, they must be United States citizens.
    http://www.14thamendment.us/birthright_ ... ntent.html
  2. Wolfmoon

    Wolfmoon U B U & I'll B Me 4 USA!

    Jan 15, 2009
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    Here's the biggest reason to end Birthright citizenship.

    One illegal alien family, costs the U.S. taxpayers more than $32,000 in federal, state and local benefits each year. That same family contributes an average of $9,000 a year in taxes, resulting in a net tax burden of $22,449 each year. If the lower figure of 12 million illegal aliens is used for estimation purposes, the total tax burden translates to $2.2 trillion per year.

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