"Changing the constitutional rule of birthright citizenship — a principle of equality that millions of Americans fought and died for in the Civil War — would not only cost billions, but would create more problems than it could solve....
"Repealing birthright citizenship would be the equivalent of “a tax on
every child born in America,” said Grover Norquist, president of
Americans for Tax Reform. He was commenting on a recent National
Foundation for American Policy...
"There are many costs to Americans and American society of changing the Fourteenth Amendment’s Citizenship Clause, according to a new report released by the National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP), an Arlington, Va.-based policy research...
"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.