Friday, December 31, 2010
The 2011 legislative session will begin a few days early for two Arizona lawmakers who will be in Washington D.C. for the unveiling of legislation intended to end birthright citizenship.
Immigration hawks Sen. Russell Pearce, the author of SB1070, and Rep. John Kavanagh will attend a Jan. 5 press conference at the National Press Club to introduce model legislation that aims to force the U.S. Supreme Court to weigh in on the longstanding interpretation of the 14th Amendment that grants citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants.
Lawmakers from 14 states who plan to introduce the bill will attend as well.
Typical Arizona Comments:
Anthony Phillips Says:
I am glad we (the U.S.) will finally get a chance to follow the majority of the other nations’ policies regarding child births abroad . Senators Pierce and Kavanagh are correct at proposing this bill. A child born in this country of an illegal alien DOES NOT mean that child is a U.S. citizen. If that was the case, then children born abroad of parents stationed overseas would make them citizens of that host nation (which we all know isn’t the case). I just refreshed my memory by reading the 14th admendment of the constitution and no where does it say the parents are constitutionally granted citizenship just because their child is born here.
My opinion: 1. if a child of illegals are born in the U.S., the child becomes a ward of the state and put up adoption and the illegal parents are deported. 2. if the illegal parent(s) want the child, they can take the child and the entire family is deported with a birth certificate stating the child’s location of birth but his/her citizenship is still that of the parent(s) native country. Plain & simple.