Sunday, August 08, 2010

Why the 14th Amendment Must Itself Be Amended

Stop birthright citizenship to children born to parents not legally in this country!  Who doesn't understand that it's a huge incentive to sneak across our borders at any cost?

Across Texas, 60,000 babies of noncitizens get U.S. birthright

...Texas, where not only 1.5 million illegal immigrants are estimated to reside but at least 60,000 babies are added to their households annually.
Parkland Memorial Hospital delivers more of those babies than any other hospital in the state. Last year at Parkland, 11,071 babies were born to women who were noncitizens, about 74 percent of total deliveries. Most of these women are believed to be in the country illegally.
Amendment's history

The 14th Amendment was adopted in 1868 as a way to block state laws that prevented former slaves from becoming citizens. It also effectively overruled the Dred Scott decision of 1857 in which the U.S. Supreme Court declared that slaves were mere property and could not become citizens.

The amendment offered a broad definition of citizenship in one simple sentence: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States."

Donald Kerwin, a vice president of the Migration Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., said he feared that altering the current interpretation of that law "would essentially restore the Dred Scott reasoning and create a hereditary underclass in the United States.

"These children, who didn't break any laws, would have no rights and nowhere to go," he said. "It's a very extreme position."
This is a lie!  Like the chidren of American citizens born overseas, these children would be citizens of the same country as their parents.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If we don't change it ourselves, as soon as the Mexicans and Muslims outnumber us, they'll be changing the Constitution for us. -mjazz