Thursday, July 29, 2010

FOXNews.com - Lawmakers Consider Ending Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants

FOXNews.com - Lawmakers Consider Ending Citizenship for Children of Illegal Immigrants

Lawmakers since last year have been kicking around a proposal to bar U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants from becoming U.S. citizens. Such a move, which has been ridiculed by legal scholars, would be a drastic reinterpretation of the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment.

But those supporting the move say it removes a key incentive luring illegal immigrants over the border. And with Arizona lawmakers now prohibited from requiring police to check immigration status, the option might be back on the table.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., told Fox News after the Arizona ruling came down that "birthright citizenship" needs to be changed.

"I'm a practical guy, but when you go forward I don't want 20 million more (illegal immigrants) 20 years from now," he said. "Let's have a system that doesn't reward people for cheating."

COMMENTS:

youngblood97Colorado
This should have been done years ago. Is is disgusting that illegals use this as a way to weasel their way into becoming legal US Citizens.

westie777
To give children of illegals U.S. citizenship is a slap in the face to every law abiding citizen. If I were born in any foreign country, I would be a citizen of the country of my parents. ICE needs to pack up the baby and the illegal parents and send them back to where they came from. These families are a burden on all the social services of this country. Giving U.S. citizenship to these people is a joke! Wake up America!

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