Steve king (R) Moves forward on a bill to end Birthright citizenship, Can such a bill be...
passed, and why now, it have been so many years of illegal emmigrants having children here in the United States of America, why now for such a bill.
One good reason I can think of is ,many so called citizens don't participate in their own government.They want the benefits.of citizenship but not the responsabilities.
The entire question will probably end up before the Supreme Court anyway as the litigation over the Arizona laws are heard. It really comes down to a matter of how the original intent is interpreted. Under the original intent, you don't have to dig or research very long to figure out that we did not initiate the orginal law to accomdate people who had stole their way into the country...it just ended up getting interpreted that way down at the local level. The original intent was one of constructionism to say that if you were a slave and brought her against your will then any children which you birthed here had a natural birthright of citizenship...remember, the slaves did not come here illegally. It also would cover a immigrant coming here in a state of pregnancy whereby the child was not born upon legal entry but came into the world six months later. By allowing birthright citizenship, the the infant was automatically covered as a citizen in the country...but again the issue comes back to "legal" and "illegal" methods of entry. If your only intent in entering this country illegally is to gain birthright for the child thus anchoring the family in the country, then the courts should make a distinction and subvert citizenship on the part of the infant. If one is illegal, then all are illegal and all must leave the country. Until our southern border is secure and we keep it that way, the illegals issue is going to continue to grow. If Congress begins to create amnesty or reforms which grant a shortcut to citizenship, then the illegal activity will increase to an even greater degree. The shame of it all is that illegals are a tertiary issue to the discussion. The primary concern along the southern border should be national security followed by a deep concern for the level of drug trafficking and criminal activity to include using the USA side as a criminal safe haven. Closing down border should be a supremely high priority. WB
My answer is no. The man in question is from Iowa of all places where the reasons for worry over birthright citizenship is hardly a pressing issue. According to recent news articles he was even passed over for a much junior representative for a position he personally sought as chairman of an Immigration panel. I will leave the link.
Is reform needed ? Yes, but the bill in question was as ill advised as it sounds. Sometimes people are forgetting the reason this country become what it has become is because people see this land as a mecca of opportunity. Rather than trying to oppose this ideal and stop it from being a shining example to the world, perhaps embracing the need to assist poorer nations rather than use their workers for cheap labor should be further explored. But it won't be, no money to be made in that and business is the only issue this debate will be decided upon. Morality and decency have shown to be absent in politics for forever...
Does this mean we are all, except Native Americans, in line for deportation? Food for thought . My ancestors were European so I suppose it covers us all. A most ridiculous bill.
by GA Anderson 2 years ago
The controversy over birthright citizenship, (aka `Anchor babies`), seems to one of interpretation.Specifically, the 2nd hurdle to citizenship the 14th Amendment included; that the mother must be; "...subject to the jurisdiction of the United States." It appears that there are two...
by alexandriaruthk 5 years ago
Do you think illegal immigrants should be given amnesty and be eligible for citizenship?After some time and paying fees? What should be the requirements?
by GA Anderson 4 years ago
I bet the authors of these two quotes will be quickly identified, but the real question is... what is so wrong with what they say?"America's immigration system is outdated, unsuited to the needs of our economy and to the values of our country. We should not be content with laws that punish...
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
Rand Paul, the Republican US senate candidate, has said he opposes citizenship for children born in the US to parents who are illegal immigrants.
by Candle Hour 4 years ago
Do you think the US government should grant citizenship to 12 million illegal immigrants in the US?The US government is contemplating a plan to make all 12 million illegal immigrants in the country full citizenship. Do you think that they should have this granted? Do you think they should have to...
by Stephanie Launiu 4 years ago
What is the solution to the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants now living in the U.S?The majority are believed to be from Mexico. Others are those who came here on legal visas but did not leave the country when they were supposed to, and are now here illegally.
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