Born Here but Not Citizens?

Mellander, Gustavo A.
September 2011
Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education Magazine;9/5/2011, Vol. 21 Issue 22, p46
The author comments on the view of some U.S. leaders that are seriously insisting that children of undocumented immigrants born in the U.S. are not entitled to U.S. citizenship. He elaborates on the Citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and Civil Rights Act of 1866. He also argues that the language of the 14th Amendment is clear and has been operative for 150 years, as well as asserts that no vote of U.S. Congress should be supported that undermines the Amendment.


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