Time to End Birthright Citizenship

Attorney Howard W. Foster, in an article in The National Interest Monday, presents the case for abandoning the strange “birthright citizenship” rule under which the children of illegal aliens born on U.S. soil are held to be U.S. citizens. He notes that birthright citizenship means a lifetime of publicly funded benefits for the children, and at age eighteen, the right to sponsor their parents for lawful permanent residency.

“It is estimated that up to 400,000 babies are born in this country each year to mothers here illegally. In some Texas hospitals, they account for 70 percent of births.”

“The most bizarre aspect of this law is that Congress has never passed it, and the country was never allowed to weigh in on the issue. It has simply evolved from an 1898 Supreme Court decision (U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark) concerning a lawful permanent resident. To this day, there has never been a statute or court decision providing for birthright citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants…”

Source:  http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/the-gop-must-stop-legal-birthright-11503

Posted 10/21/14 by Margaret Hull





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