Please take a moment to read Cyrus D. Mehta's post in its entirety to learn why tinkering with the Fourteenth Amendment would lead to 'absurd and disastrous results.'
"Donald Trump is not the first Republican presidential candidate to float the idea of scrapping the principle that anyone born in the United States automatically becomes a US citizen. And he probably won’t be the last.
"Appellants are individuals born in the United States territory of American Samoa. Statutorily deemed “non-citizen nationals” at birth, they argue the Fourteenth Amendment’s Citizenship Clause affords them citizenship by dint of...
For nearly a century and a half, the Fourteenth Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution has provided automatic citizenship to almost everyone
born in the United States.
News reports say that legislators in many states are going to try to
pass laws this year...
Ending Birthright Citizenship Would be Costly to America
On March 5, 2012 the National Foundation for American Policy ("NFAP") published a paper authored by Bender's Immigration Bulletin Editorial Board member Margaret D. Stock. Entitled...