Birthright Citizenship is the practice of offering unusual citizenship to children born in the United States particular illegal immigrants. Under current federal law, all children born in the U.S. receive automatic citizenship, but there is no language that states the parents are citizens but this practice had created an attraction for foreign nationals who want their children to have citizenship in the United States for their parent’s freedom.
Traditionally, nations that offer Birthright Citizenship do so to increase its own population. Most developed nations have ended the practice of Birthright Citizenship or have never offered it in the first place. The United States along with Canada is the most populated nation to still offer Birthright Citizenship as naturally born Americans are suffering from the influx of illegal immigrants.
A bill to repeal Birthright Citizenship should be a political issue before the 2012 presidential election. The House of Representatives has offered a bill’s sponsorship to repeal which should not be an ends to a means offering birthrights.
The Immigration and Nationality Act defines Birthright Citizenship in the United States, but it’s also a clause in the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The Supreme Court has never interpreted the Birthright Citizenship clause as it applies to illegal immigrants. This area of the law needs to be addressed and repealed for the sake of national security and a baby explosion for the price of freedom.
It appears as five Republican congressional members are pushing for legislative corrective action as Representatives Robert Alderholt Alabama, Jeb Hensarling Texas, Wally Herger and Buck McKeon California have cosponsored the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 initiate by Rep. Steve King Iowa. The bill currently has 77 co-sponsors and amends current U.S. code to require one parent to be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident before a new born to receive automatic citizenship.
The Fourteenth Amendment extends citizenship to all persons born in the U.S. and it also grants Congress the power to enforce and define the provisions of the amendment. Since the Civil Rights Act of 1866, Congress has defined Birthright Citizenship through appropriate legislation, which for decades has granted citizenship to newborns with both parents’ illegal aliens, foreign tourists or temporary foreign workers and students.
The Fourteenth Amendment gives Congress the right to define birthright citizenship differently which they have sat on for decades. Now that there is a mass illegal boom of Hispanic growth in America, now is the time to halt parents using new born as an excuse to achieve permanent residence.