Republic Senators Wish to Amend Constitution on Birth Citizenship Rights!

  • 28 Jan

infoSenator David Vitter (Louisiana) and the newly-elected Senator Rand Paul (Kentucky) have introduced a resolution to change the Constitution so that people born on American soil do not have automatic citizenship rights.

Automatic citizenship rights are provided under the 14th Amendment to Constitution which includes the following statement: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the Unites and of the State wherein they reside.” The resolution introduced proposed changes to this Amendment so that the automatic US citizenship is only granted to a person born in the United States if "at least one parent is a legal citizen, legal immigrant, active member of the Armed Forces or a naturalized legal citizen."

"For too long, our nation has seen an influx of illegal aliens entering our country at an escalating rate, and chain migration is a major contributor to this rapid increase - which is only compounded when the children of illegal aliens born in the U.S. are granted automatic citizenship," stated by Vitter. "Closing this loophole will not prevent them from becoming citizens, but will ensure that they have to go through the same process as anyone else who wants to become an American citizen."

Senator Rand Paul echoed: "Citizenship is a privilege, and only those who respect our immigration laws should be allowed to enjoy its benefits. This legislation makes it necessary that everyone follow the rules, and goes through same process to become a U.S. citizen."

Although immigration topics such as this have inspired wide debates in Congress, making changes or amendment to the US Constitution is a very complicated and difficult process. However, this newly introduced resolution certainly suggests a different perspective or trend on the Capitol Hill. Yu, South & Associates will monitor this legislative even closely and will bring you any latest updates as they occur.

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