“Birthwrong” citizenship: USA needs to fix it
Here’s a snippet from this website that clearly spells out what we MUST do NOW:
- Some eminent scholars and jurists have concluded that it is within the power of Congress to define the scope of the Citizenship Clause through legislation and that birthright citizenship for the children of temporary visitors and illegal aliens could likely be abolished by statute without amending the Constitution.
The international findings in this report are the result of direct communication with foreign government officials and analysis of relevant foreign law. It is the most current research on global birthright citizenship data.
The Impact of Birthright Citizenship
Between 300,000 and 400,000 children are born to illegal immigrants in the United States every year. Put another way, as many as one out of 10 births in the United States is to an illegal immigrant mother.2 All of these children are considered by the executive branch of the U.S. government to be U.S. citizens who enjoy the same rights and are entitled to the same benefits as the children of U.S. citizens.
The population of U.S.-born children with illegal alien parents has expanded rapidly in recent years from 2.3 million in 2003 to 4 million in 2008; since these figures do not include children who are 18 years of age or older nor those who are married, the actual figure is somewhat larger.3
- To sell the repeal of birthright citizenship, Republicans like Vitter lie about scope of ‘baby tourism’ (crooksandliars.com)
- RonPaul: Rethinking Birthright Citizenship -maybe one of many reasons why he should not be President & the use of generalities (ynative77.wordpress.com)
- Arizona Senate Votes Down Birthright Citizenship Bill, Four Other Immigration Bills (tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com)
Posted on May 26, 2011, in Government Trough, Pig Trough and tagged Citizenship, Citizenship Clause, Federal government of the United States, illegal immigration, U.S. government, United States, United States Congress, United States nationality law. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.