Should the U.S. End Birthright Citizenship?

April 2011
New York Times Upfront;4/4/2011, Vol. 143 Issue 12, p22
The article presents two opposing views on whether the U.S. should end the birthright citizenship in April 2011, which was adopted in 1868 guaranteeing that everyone born in the country is automatically a citizen. According to Senator David Vitter (R-La.), birthright citizenship should end because the 14th Amendment to the Constitution was not made to grant citizenship to the children of people living in the U.S. illegally. For Michele Waslin of the Immigration Policy Center, efforts to remove birthright citizenship are an assault on the Constitution.


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