Comments on: Republicans target birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants’ children http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/04/republicans-target-birthright-citizenship-for-illegal-immigrants-children/ Tracking U.S. politics Wed, 16 Nov 2016 03:39:51 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: LitlBits2010 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/04/republicans-target-birthright-citizenship-for-illegal-immigrants-children/comment-page-1/#comment-409228 Mon, 23 Aug 2010 22:58:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28769#comment-409228 There is a small phrase in the Fourteenth Amendment which it seems EVERYONE is ignoring…”All persons born or naturalized in the United States AND SUBJECT TO THE JURISDICTION THEREOF,. . . .” Rather important phrase there. Senator Jacob Howard, author of the 14th Amendment, remarked, the requirement of “jurisdiction,” understood in the sense of “allegiance,” “will not, of course, include persons born in the United States who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States.” (source: Heritage Guide to the Constitution, 2005)
Because the Indians were also ‘excused’ from citizenship as long as they retained ‘tribal alliance’, even they do not receive birthright citizenship under this Amendment.

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By: Yellow105 http://blogs.reuters.com/talesfromthetrail/2010/08/04/republicans-target-birthright-citizenship-for-illegal-immigrants-children/comment-page-1/#comment-408958 Wed, 04 Aug 2010 20:58:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/frontrow/?p=28769#comment-408958 You know, for a party that likes to wrap themselves in the Constitution, they sure do seem to want to obliterate it. We had the “Tenthers” screaming about state sovereignty. And the Tea Parties have called for the repeal of the 16th and 17th Amendment and a new 13th Amendment. Now, the Republicans have decided the key to electoral success this year is to take aim against the 14th Amendment. These old white guys who are afraid of children are known as The Dred Scott Republicans.
Make no mistake, this is just more of the Republican tactic of pointing to some other victimized subset of the population as the reason why your life isn’t all that it could be. Now it’s those wicked little anchor babies–and not the Republican policies of corporatism, favoring the top 5% of the population, dismantling social safety nets, deregulated markets, and union busting–are keeping you from magically being one of those elites who actually stand to gain from the elimination of estate and capital gains taxes. They are not just saying we need a re-examination of the fundamental idea of birthright – but a repeal of the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution which includes our right to due process and equal protection. They truly do want to take “their” country back – back to 1868.

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