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@5QRP8H5Republicanfrom New York  answered…3mos

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.

@5SLGN3GDemocratfrom Maryland  answered…3mos

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.)

@5S3DHKLRepublicanfrom Wisconsin  answered…3mos

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

@5R5JCNBRepublicanfrom California  answered…3mos

if you are born in the United States of America you are a citizen

@69G4Q65Democratfrom New York  answered…3mos

@5SZJN2RDemocratfrom Washington  answered…3mos

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…3mos

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

@5SVN4DKDemocratfrom Northern Mariana Islands  answered…3mos

@5RYDK2CRepublicanfrom Michigan  answered…3mos

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.)

@5SMR2X9Democratfrom Virginia  answered…3mos

Not sure. Really complicated. Children born here who are forced to live with parents in a ghetto where they are not educated or taught english are doomed. They should be given access to learning english, healthcare and become citizens if they desire at a certain age.

@5KJDDLLDemocratfrom Idaho  answered…3mos

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.

@5RRNBTBDemocratfrom Hawaii  answered…3mos

The 14th amendment was written in different times. They could not foresee the future ramifications.

@5R2PWQ4Republicanfrom California  answered…3mos

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…3mos

@5RBL73QRepublicanfrom North Carolina  answered…3mos

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

@5QS2VDRLibertarianfrom Maine  answered…3mos

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

@5SLL5QGRepublicanfrom Oklahoma  answered…3mos

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.

@5Z4XFT3Greenfrom Ohio  answered…3mos

Maybe we should ALL formally apply at a certain age??? Is it a birthright?

@5ZT9F82Republicanfrom Oregon  answered…3mos

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.

@5S2YBCHRepublicanfrom Maine  answered…3mos

@5ST9P6ZDemocratfrom Florida  answered…3mos

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…3mos

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…3mos

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

@5Y9K3CJLibertarianfrom Illinois  answered…3mos

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.

@5R3ZLX3Democratfrom Pennsylvania  answered…3mos

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

@9RL56PQDemocrat from Washington answered…3 days

The US Government should continue protections for current dreamers but work to reform immigration laws that will make visas more accessible and streamline the path to citizenship.

@9NBYLLGAmerican Solidarityfrom Maine  answered…3mos

@9NB6GWCWorking Family from Utah answered…3mos

No. Birthright citizenship should only apply when one of the parents is already a citizen.

@9N9BFGRPeace and Freedom from New York answered…3mos

@9N6ZDN2Veteran from New York answered…3mos

@9N39JHMRepublican from New Jersey answered…3mos

If they were born here or are under 10, then they should be granted citizenship.

@9MZ95C7Veteran from Indiana answered…3mos

ONLY IF they have gotten citizenship and are in America documented

@9MX9PQ4Veteran from Minnesota answered…3mos

The immigration process needs to be re-done and make it simpler for people who truly need/want to be US citizens

@9MX98N9Progressive from California answered…3mos

I refuse to see as any person with the US as illegal and by the way we are all in some for immigrants, except for the few truly indigenous people

@9MM5D64Republican from Kansas answered…3mos

Maybe if they were born here, but their parent's don't get citizenship.

@9MKJJHKVeteran from Idaho answered…3mos

@9M7ZVPYTranshumanist from Kansas answered…3mos

Yes , but only if the parents want to. Assistance with immigration or visa should be offered

@9M7QTBVDemocrat from Texas answered…3mos

Yes if they were born here for have lived in the USA for 3+ years.

@9LXHV99Transhumanist from Illinois answered…3mos

The child must be given citizenship but the parents should undergo detailed background checks before becoming citizens.

@9LSPGWGPeace and Freedom from Florida answered…3mos

Yes, I think that if the children gain legal citizenship then the parents should as well.

@9LQZR6DAmerican Solidarity from Ohio answered…3mos

Yes, if they were born here, if not they Should take the citizenship test

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