It’s time to ‘reimagine’ birthright citizenship

AMERICAN THINKER;

One of the biggest challenges in the immigration debate today is that the American people are routinely given faulty “facts” or outright lies by the media and opportunistic politicians.  The media-manufactured crisis over separating children from their illegal alien parents at the southern border is just the most recent example.  The misrepresented photos, absurd comparisons of detention centers to concentration camps, and nonstop cable news demagoguery have served to confuse the public and advance the narrative of the open borders movement.

Now comes a whopper: much of what the American public has been told about birthright citizenship is wrong.  The Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) recently filed a friend-of-the-court brief in Fitisemanu v. United States, a case of birthright citizenship currently before the U.S. District Court for the District of Utah.  In its brief, IRLI attorneys did not take a position on the primary issue in Fitisemanu: whether American Samoa is part of the United States for purposes of citizenship.  The brief instead examined the overarching matter of birthright citizenship.  Namely, does the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution grant automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S. to parents who are not U.S. residents, or who are in the country without permission?  The findings may well topple conventional wisdom about one of the crown jewels of the left’s immigration agenda.  MORE

6 Comments on It’s time to ‘reimagine’ birthright citizenship

  1. It sure would be interesting if, during a confirmation hearing, some senator were to ask, “Judge Kavanaugh, please describe the details and your view of the implications of the precedent set by the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898).”




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  2. Why would even leftists *need* for people they don’t even know, who happen to be born on US soil to mothers here either illegally or as tourists, to automatically be US citizens? There is no reason why you would need such a thing to happen for someone else, they are perfectly fine as citizens of their native country.

    Oh, they tend to vote Democrat? Ah, I see.




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  3. @Uncle Al ~ retort by Kavanaugh (if Judge K were I (me?) ) “if we were glued to ‘precedent’ we’d still be dealing w/ Dred Scott & the 3/5th’s compromise.”




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  4. It’s simple…. Send the little US citizens back to wherever their parents came from (with their criminal parents of course as we would not want to be guilty of separating them, nor do WE need any more “wards of the state”.) Then allow them to return when they can prove that they can be productive citizens.
    See….. simple!

    “Speaking the truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” Geo. Orwell




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  5. I’m pretty sure the 14th amendment was enacted so that the children of slaves would be citizens. There haven’t been any children born of slaves residing here at the time of their birth for over a hundred and fifty years!




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