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@5QRP8H5Republicanfrom New York  answered…12mos

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.

@5R5JCNBRepublicanfrom California  answered…12mos

@5S3DHKLRepublicanfrom Wisconsin  answered…12mos

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

@5ZT9F82Republicanfrom Oregon  answered…12mos

Children of illegal immigrants should be deported with their parents. Children of illegals who are born here should be immediately placed into foster care and the parents deported.

@69G4Q65Democratfrom New York  answered…12mos

@5SLGN3GDemocratfrom Maryland  answered…12mos

Oh just make all Western Hemisphere nations new States of the United States of America and be done with Manifest Destiny. (Except Brazil until they adopt a coherent electric grid.)

@5Y9K3CJLibertarianfrom Illinois  answered…12mos

I do not believe in the moral legitimacy of the concept of "Citizenship," which basically states that people are the "Property" of "their" government --- which is another word for SLAVE of "their" government.

@5S2YBCHRepublicanfrom Maine  answered…12mos

@5ST9P6ZDemocratfrom Florida  answered…12mos

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.

@5QLHZ8PDemocratfrom California  answered…12mos

If the parents were in the US during conception yes, but not if they came here just to have the baby, or were just here temporarily for work, then no.

@5QX52QRDemocratfrom New York  answered…12mos

Yes if they were born here, or should be required to to complete military or social volunteer service , have and have no criminal record

@5SZJN2RDemocratfrom Washington  answered…12mos

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.

@5R5XBGSDemocratfrom Pennsylvania  answered…12mos

Yes, If they can graduate college and increase our Mental capacities.

@5KJDDLLDemocratfrom Idaho  answered…12mos

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.

@5RYDK2CRepublicanfrom Michigan  answered…12mos

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.)

@5R3ZLX3Democratfrom Pennsylvania  answered…12mos

No, all illegal immigrants should be deported along with their children

@5R2PWQ4Republicanfrom California  answered…12mos

Only the ones born to parents who had lived here for 5 years and t heir parents have no criminal records in their country and here.

@5XGBFCPDemocratfrom North Carolina  answered…12mos

@5RBL73QRepublicanfrom North Carolina  answered…12mos

Yes, but it should not grant their parents citizenship and only after 4 years of the child serving in the military.

@5QS2VDRLibertarianfrom Maine  answered…12mos

Yes, if they were born here. Changing this would require a constitutional amendment.

@5SVN4DKDemocratfrom Northern Mariana Islands  answered…12mos

@5SLL5QGRepublicanfrom Oklahoma  answered…12mos

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.

@9XNCTB6Working Family from Arkansas answered…1 day

@9XJZWZLConstitution from Indiana answered…5 days

@9XGV8FKTranshumanist from Illinois answered…1wk

No, but citizenship should be based on lineage, and not geographical birth location.

@9XDGLC5Democrat from Florida answered…2wks

@9XCY3ZNPeace and Freedom from Colorado answered…2wks

No, they should be granted legal citizenship after living here and paying taxes for a certain amount of years and if they were born here.

@9XCX8W2Transhumanist from Florida answered…2wks

If they had no choice in the matter, then they should receive the opportunity to apply for citizenship

@9XBWTQJDemocrat from California answered…2wks

They should be granted citizenship because it is not fair to just detain them all because they are considered illegal immigrants especially if they are just children.

@9X9SFHLDemocrat from Michigan answered…2wks

@9X85ZWYIndependent from Virginia answered…2wks

@9X6997FRepublican from Texas answered…3wks

Yes, if they were born here and after performing 4 years of military service or graduating college

@9X3S8NTWomen’s Equality from Virginia answered…3wks

@9WTY4KBDemocrat from Oklahoma answered…4wks

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.

@9WT32GTIndependent from Missouri answered…4wks

Yes, if they were born here, but parents should be made to obtain citizenship or face deportation.

@9WP3QM2Constitution from Missouri answered…1mo

Yes if they are born here and one biological parent is a citizen

@9WMHLH6Women’s Equalityfrom Pennsylvania  answered…1mo

Yes! And parents should be given a path to citizenship and help finding work if needed.

@9WKRFXVVeteran from Pennsylvania answered…1mo

No, and also end birthright citizenship for children without at least one parent who is a citizen

@9W6MKB8Veteran from Florida answered…2mos

Yes, if they were born here if not they must formally apply like every other new citizen

@9VZFL43Republican from Arizona answered…2mos

Yes, if they were born here, and their parents, if they have lived, here for over 4 years.

@9VYKSWDDemocrat from Kentucky answered…2mos

Yes, for children under the age of 18. If they are older than that, they have to do a background check for anything life threatening.

@9VTXHRKWomen’s Equality from Tennessee answered…2mos

Yes, because children do not have a say on where they end up. Children are children no matter where they come from.

@9VS63GFLibertarian from Texas answered…2mos

Yes, if they were born here after and or performing 4 years of military service 

@9VQ27ZMRepublican from Minnesota answered…3mos

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.

@Oberlin-MeganDemocrat from Florida answered…1yr

@9JF2F5GWomen’s Equality from Kentucky answered…1yr

If they were born here, or they have resided in america for over 5 years

@9JC8CZZSocialist from Florida answered…1yr

Yes, but only if the parents are granted citizenship at least until the child's 18th birthday.

@9J8TNYGWomen’s Equality from Colorado answered…1yr

Only if their parents are on the path to gain their US citizenship.

@9J6NLVTTranshumanist from Kentucky answered…1yr

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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