Tuesday, May 25, 2010

NPR: Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges

The 14th Amendment
Section 1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States,
and subject to the jurisdiction thereof,
are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.
No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge
the privileges of immunities of citizens of the United States;
nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property,
without due process of law, nor deny to any person
within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

Citizenship-By-Birth Faces Challenges : NPR
The Constitution says all persons born in the U.S. are American citizens. But some lawmakers say that shouldn't apply to children of parents here illegally. They've introduced bills meant to trigger a legal battle about the issue.

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