Thursday, June 24, 2010

Birthright Citizenship

I have mixed feelings about this bill, like all immigration bills. The issue is whether the bill will just make the immigration system fairer or is an attempt cut down on immigration period.

But I think two argument against it are disingenuous:

1. Denying citizenship to "anchor babies" would disincentivize illegal immigration. To say otherwise is horseshit.

2. The Constitution does not say that anyone born on U.S. soil is a U.S. citizen. It says:

All persons born . . . in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.

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