Congressional leaders in Congress are gearing to change portions of the 14th Amendment which grants citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States is a matter of federal law, governed by the United States constitution and subject to the jurisdiction thereof are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside”.
Since Arizona passed SB 1070 for illegal immigration, members of congress are seriously pushing to modifying birthright citizenship which has been around for decades. The debate in congress whether to repeal portions of the 14th Amendment, granting citizenship to anyone born in the United States but is now relegated to illegal immigration sweeping the country. But there is more to this hidden agenda why political leaders are embracing the idea to remove birthright citizenship.
Congress could regulate who qualifies for birthright citizenship by changing legislation denying it to children born in the US to illegal immigrants. Part of the passage that was passedwas never intended to grant rights to the offspring of illegal aliens now known as immigrants. Members of congress have proposed hearings on the idea to amending the Constitution. Changing the 14th Amendment would change all of the Amendment to the Constitution, not just birthright citizenship for which this was based.
Changing birthright citizenship is denying civil rights to all born in the US per the constitution. Repealing birthright citizenship is a horribleidea. This could be future attempts to repeal overruling of the Dred Scott decision to the extent that decision held that a particular race of people were not and could not become, citizens of the United States or enjoy any of the privileges and immunities of citizenship. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 granted U.S. citizenship to all persons born in the United States.
But the law states that “defenders of the current US interpretation of birthright citizenship say that a century of legal precedents supports their view that it is defined by the Constitution itself and is beyond the reach of congressional reinterpretation” as Senators John McCain, Lindsey Graham Jon Kyl, Mitch McConnell and John Boehner have proposed hearings. Repealing birthright citizenship changes what the very existence America stands for.
Should congress change the constitution to remove birthright citizenship in the US?