08 Mar BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP
The PC narrative: the 14th Amendment to the Constitution settles the question in favor of ‘birthright citizenship’ (a/k/a anchor babies). America must agree that all babies born within our borders to non-citizen parents who entered expressly for the purpose of giving birth in America, are instantly citizens.
- The US Supreme Court has never ruled on this issue; in that sense, the question is definitely not settled.
- The 14th Amendment, passed into the Constitution in 1868, was preeminently concerned with ending slavery after the Civil War and conferring citizenship on freed slaves and their children. It wasn’t dealing with immigration.
- The actual language of the 14th Amendment says, ‘All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” The italicized words (italics supplied by LCWT) are not needed if birthright citizenship was intended to be conferred without regard to the citizenship status of the parents.
- The idea that a serious and substantial immigration process of a sovereign nation—concerned with knowing who is coming into the country and who is becoming a citizen—can be entirely avoided by the timing and location of birth, doesn’t square with common sense. Congress has the power to apply this common sense to the so-called ‘anchor baby’ abuses.