The 14th Amendment revisited

Pauline Gross
November 6, 2018

PAINTER: Remember, the United States didn't have limits on immigration.

Even conservative legal analysts favored by Trump say that the 14th Amendment's "grant of citizenship was beyond dispute", Barnes writes.

The 14th Amendment to the Constitution provides, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside". If foreign diplomats are not producing Americans, why should we assume that non-diplomats (who are citizens of other countries living in the USA) are giving birth to American citizens? You get nothing more than they do. Immigration and citizenship were hallmarks of his campaign speeches. "I believe that you can have a simple vote in Congress or it's even possible - in my opinion, this is after meeting with some very talented legal scholars - that you can do it through an executive order", said the US President. He added: "You can definitely do it with an act of Congress".

It's also anxious his members and their kids, said Velasquez, whose union is predominantly Latino.

It'd certainly be instructive to have the Supreme Court weigh in, since the question of illegal immigrants hasn't been directly addressed by the courts, and no one who debated and adopted the 14th Amendment contemplated a large-scale influx of undocumented immigrants, or the rise of birth tourism. Most of the walkers are women and children.

"Going forward, I would like a policy, or policies, that will discourage illegal immigration", Hilton said.

President Trump's views on immigration have made themselves clear in his first year in office.

President Donald Trump vowed to bring the practice of birthright citizenship to a halt with an executive order.

For the rest of their lives these so-called "anchor babies" are given the right to live and work in the United States and collect benefits, just like anyone born in Beverly Hills. "It is no coincidence the 1898 case occurred during the height of anti-immigrant frenzy as it has today". This is known as birthright citizenship - a right that has been at the heart of American identity since the Reconstruction Era.

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Opponents of birthright citizenship argue that because undocumented parents still owe their allegiance to a foreign country, their children born in the United States do not owe complete allegiance to the United States, and consequently should be denied citizenship.

On July 28, 1868, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. constitution was ratified. -Mexican citizenship - virtue of having been born in the United States; Mexican by virtue of his father's Mexican nationality. "But now they're saying I can do it just with an executive order". "But like President John F. Kennedy once said, 'a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.' President Trump is taking that step for the betterment of the nation".

January 8, 2019 (BREITBART) - A federal district court judge struck down President Trump's orders today awarding citizenship only to friends and family, saying, "You can't run the country like it's a Manhattan co-op".

A Moslem-American group, the American Human Rights Council, hit the same themes, including Trump's use of it to rile up his political base.

Trump, should he pursue the executive order, would face court challenges, and it remains unclear whether he could prevail.

Eight years and more than 600,000 dead Americans later, the insurrection of southern states in direct violation of Article I, Section 10 of the constitution had ended and slavery was abolished.

Mr Trump pursued former president Barack Obama to make his birth certificate public for several years in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

While the circumstances now are different than when my grandparents moved to the United States in the first two decades of the 20th century, the same sentiments exist - xenophobia, economic competition and misplaced fears about disease and the inability to assimilate into overall American society. And it was to protect their citizenship rights and reverse the Dred Scott decision of 1857. Sadly, we have come to expect hateful and discriminatory language from the president and many of his followers.

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