Congress Urged to Reject Birthright Law

Aug 9, 2011 | Posted by: Agent of Chaos | Full story: www.myfoxphoenix.com

The American Bar Association passed a resolution Tuesday urging the U.S. Congress to reject any changes to the Constitution that would eliminate automatic citizenship for anyone born in the United States.

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As usual, the ABA took a bribe. And besides, there is no need to change the constitution. Just interpret it as it was intended to be.
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Its not gonna happen.. Idiot whoever proposed this law?..

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The ABA seems to have lost any credibility of having any scruples within their organization. No illegal alien's offspring should be recognized by the US govt as US citizens. Only US citizens should have that right. Then they wonder why illegal immigrants have become such a burden on the government. I sure hope they print out a list of all those within the organization urging congress. This way if any of these air-head attorneys run for office, it will already be one strike against them.

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The US gov is too cowardly to stand up for todays American citizens. But it doesn't matter. In 20 years the US will be a 3rd world slum with no money for anyone's freebies.

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Koky wrote:
Its not gonna happen.. Idiot whoever proposed this law?..
"In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment by stating:

"Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the United States. This 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, but will include every other class of persons. It settles the great question of citizenship and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States. This has long been a great desideratum in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country."

This understanding was reaffirmed by Senator Edward Cowan, who stated:

"[A foreigner in the United States] has a right to the protection of the laws; but he is not a citizen in the ordinary acceptance of the word..."

http://www.14thamendment.us/birthright_citize...

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"The 14th amendment to the Constitution was written to ensure that the children of former slaves would be given automatic U.S. citizenship upon birth. There are no children of former slaves living in the United States today. The 14th amendment no longer applies and should be repealed." Robert

"The baby should share the parents' citizenship. America has changed since the early days of our country; we do not need an influx of uneducated, illegal immigrants. If we suddenly took away all the illegal children and children of illegal parents, we would not have to build new schools." FD

"I believe that the 14th amendment is correct. However, it was meant to provide automatic citizenship of children of LEGAL immigrants. While LEGAL immigrants were pursuing naturalization, it allowed them to start having a family without placing upon them the burden of naturalizing their children as well. Its intent was not to allow someone to illegally step across the border and give birth to an 'American Citizen.' It's time to make that perfectly clear." Jeff (Huntington, WV)

"To resolve the issue presented of an individual born in the US of parent(s) who may not have valid resident visas, the Congress needs to have legislation stating clearly the exact status of the baby's citizenship at birth. The issue may possibly cause unforeseen difficulties for Americans living overseas, because foreign countries can pass legislation affecting the children of Americans living overseas, in retaliation for what they perceive as discriminatory treatment of their citizens. The real problem is what do we do with the illegal parents of a child who has American citizenship through birth in the US?" Richard

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,246798,00...
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The mis interpretation of the 14th amendment is turning America into 3rd world poop hole. I guess our goverment loves 3rd worlders.

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I will continue to hound my reps to bring a bill concerning birthright citienship to the floor for debate...the bills are out there, but nobody has the nadz go take them a step further to actually clarify the 14th's wording to make clear its orignial intent, which had nothing to do with the children of foreign nationals. The 14th has been so badly abused by illegals, to the point that they are depleting the entitlement coffers faster than the taxes being collected can replenish them. To so freely gift children of illegal parents with our citizenship is truly insane.
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Fed up Suffolk Taxpayer wrote:
The US gov is too cowardly to stand up for todays American citizens. But it doesn't matter. In 20 years the US will be a 3rd world slum with no money for anyone's freebies.
20...

More like 10 years.

Maybe it will force the average American to get off his duff an wake up to see what happened while he was guzzling beer, watching football, listening to his I Pod and voting for the political prostitues who allowed this all to happen.

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(CBS) It was 5 a.m. and CBS News national correspondent Byron Pitts is with
a woman who is nine months pregnant. She's rushed to a south Texas hospital
to undergo a C-section - a $4,700 medical procedure that won't cost her a
dime. She qualifies for emergency Medicaid.

She gave birth to a healthy, 8 1/2 pound baby boy - born in America. His
Mexican mother gave him an American name: Eliot.

Eliot is one of an estimated 300,000 children of illegal immigrants born in
the United States every year, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. They're
given instant citizenship because they are born on U.S. soil, which makes it
easier for their parents to become U.S. citizens.

That's because those babies can eventually sponsor their parents - when they
turn 21 years old.

As for Eliot's mother, no longer as fearful of deportation, she told CBS
News her name, Fabiola, and her story.

"So your son is an American citizen. What does that mean to you?" Pitts
asked.

"I am very glad that he was born. That's why I came here - so my children,
my husband and I could have a better life," she said through a translator.

Back in December, when she was six months pregnant, Fabiola, her husband and
their two daughters - ages 4 and 11 - crossed the Rio Grande from Mexico
into the U.S.

Once on the other side of the river they walked for two hours in search of a
better life and free medical care for their unborn child.

"Do many women in Mexico make the choice to have their children in the
United States?" Pitts asked.

"Yes," she said through a translator. "I know people who have done that.
Things are much better here in the U.S. because they help children so much
more."

It's a "better" life ... that American taxpayers help pay for.

Take healthcare for example -- an estimated $1.1 billion per year for
undocumented men, women and children, according to the Rand Corporation.

Joe Riley is the CEO of the McAllen Texas Medical Center near the
Texas-Mexico border. Forty percent of the children born there, nearly 2,400
last year, were the babies of illegal immigrants.

Riley has seen and heard it all.

"Mothers about to give birth that walk up to the hospital still wet from
swimming across the river in actual labor . dirty, wet, cold," he said.

But here to have a child?

"Here to have a child in the U.S.," he said.

McAllen is part of a large hospital system. Like all hospitals, it is
mandated by law to treat all emergency-room patients, not verify
citizenship.

"We have uncompensated care of over $200 million a year," Riley said.

"Of money that you'll never see again?" Pitts asked.

"Yes," he said.

Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said: "It is not fair to the taxpayers who have
to foot the bill."

Congress has all but given up on comprehensive immigration reform. But
lawmakers like Smith want to solve birth citizenship to illegal immigrants,
in part by challenging the 14th Amendment, which guarantees U.S. citizenship
to any child born in America.

"It seems fundamentally wrong that we ought to give the greatest honor of
their citizenship," Smith said. "His or her mother came across the border
illegally."

Many Americans who struggle to take care of their own families think it is
unfair that they should take care of a family and they are not U.S.
citizens.

"I don't understand the resentment," said. "I know that God will help them,
too."

That's what Fabiola's doing for young Eliot. Relying on her faith, her
family . and the U.S. government.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/07/eve...

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