14th Amendment wasn't about immigrant citizenship

Article author: 
Tom Tancredo
Article publisher: 
Denver Post
Article date: 
2 September 2015
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

Critics have suggested that any proposal to repeal automatic citizenship for children of illegal aliens is absurd and unworthy of public debate. That is itself an absurd statement.

Even before the issue was thrust into the political arena by presidential candidate Donald Trump, respected legal scholars were debating the meaning of the Citizenship Clause of the 14th Amendment.

Many bills have been introduced in Congress to challenge the current practice of awarding U.S. citizenship not only to the estimated 300,000 children born to illegal aliens each year but to thousands of other children whose parents' presence in the country is based solely on a temporary visa ...

While the outcome of that court challenge is uncertain, it is not absurd to say that the challenge is worth undertaking ...

There is a reason the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments are commonly called the Civil War amendments: they concerned the rights of former slaves ...



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