Did I miss-hear the news tonight? Did I hear that some conservatives are trying to propose a law that you are not automatically a US citizen if you are born here unless at least one of your parents is a legal citizen?
Did anyone else hear that? My understanding is that they can propose this law, but the 14th Amendnant would need to be amended! I understand that illegal persons are a drain on our system, I understand that being "illegal" itself is the problem. But a baby born here, may no longer be considered a US citizen? What do you think?
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:36 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
I do not believe this should be changed. Like NP said it's iffy to start fooling around with the constitution. I dont have ANY problem with the babies staying. But the parents who have CHOSEN to come here ILLEGALLY need to return and come back in the right way. They can leave the babies with family who are here legally or they can take them with them and bring them back. :)
Answer by momof030404 at 8:44 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by deadheadjen at 8:32 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by Farmlady09 at 9:32 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by gammie at 9:44 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by meriana at 10:27 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:42 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by miriamz at 10:03 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
being born in Cambodia makes you Cambidian
No, it doesn't. Most countries don't. You have to be born to a citizen. Some countries you have to be born to a married citizen. An out of wedlock birth to a citizen and non-citizen isn't automatic citizenship for the baby, but a married birth is. You can read the rules for most countries here. Just scroll down through each country to the By Birth section. What you'll see most often is does not automatically confer citizenship
Answer by NotPanicking at 10:12 PM on Aug. 3, 2010
Answer by UpSheRises at 8:35 PM on Aug. 3, 2010