No! They are citizens of their parents homelands. The 14th amendment was expressly for the children of slaves. Unless the parents were legally in the US and in process of achieving permanent or citizenship status then the kids should NOT get citizenship.
I agree with the 14th amendment: 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.
*Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is granted to a foreign citizen or national after he or she fulfills the requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act
Once an illegal has committed a crime and gets deported for it he/she should be tattooed so that when he/she simply re-crosses the border anyone can see they are illegal and report them. We have had enough instances of repeat crimes from illegal aliens.
yes and we should at that moment of birth have a process in place to make the parents legal at the very least work here, unless they are engaged in criminal activities. Only then should the family be split up for the safety of the child.
Do we REALLY want to go fight World War One again? Are people really so stupid as to not remember that widespread failure to grant citizenship rights ethnic minorities was why Ferdinand was shot and ignited a world war? Yeah, unfortunately, we probably are that stupid.
There are many exceptions to be considered. Children who were dumped here by parents who are not worthy of U.S. immigration have it rough. Many who were left here as kids are now adults with no other home but here in the U.S. They should have a path to immigration and citizenship. How else can they become legal? (Kids conceived of TEMPORARY workers should NOT be citizens until their PARENTS become citizens.)
No, If an illegal immigrant gives birth in an American hospital and it is discovered that they are here illegally, the hospital should be required to report the family to the authorities. At this point, run a background check and if they have no criminal record here or in their home country, they can go through the appropriate channels to gain citizenship or be deported.
No, the parents should be fined and given a reasonable timeframe to complete application for citizenship for their entire family, or they all must go to their home country and wait a designated period before returning for any reason.
If a child is born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants, they shouldn't be deported. They're family also shouldn't be split apart. But this doesn't mean automatic citizenship to the parent or the child. Although, they should be able to feel free to come forward to let their voices be heard or report crime without fear of deportation. Once a child is born, parents should be able to go through the legal immigration process from their home in the states with an option to forgo that process if they opt for 4 years of military service. Their children would then be granted citizenship through them.
Children born in the US are already citizens, but if a child was brought here illegally and has lived here most of their lives there should be an easier way for them to gain citizenship. Military service is a good option for citizenship.
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