Section 1 of the 14th Amendment reads as follows:
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 or 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.This has been interpreted to mean that children of ILLEGAL ALIENS who are born here are LEGALLY/CONSTITUTIONALLY citizens.
Tis interpretation has greatly exacerbated our illegal immigration problems. (It is tougher to punish illegals wo have kids who were born here, and it is tougher to deport them, and it ieasier for them to bring in other family members.)
There is a simple cure: AMEND THE 14th AMENDMENT SO THAT IT SAYS:
"ALL PERSONS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES TO LEGAL CITIZENS..."Simple. The present interpretation is a vestige of an earlier time - when the borders were not as porous as they have been the last two decades, and it was written when many Americans were still alive who were born in the colonies, (1866).
IT IS TIME TO MAKE THIS AMENDMENT REFLECT TODAY'S NEEDS.
This shouldn't be controversial, or a problem for the Left; after all, the Constitution was meant to be a "living document" - evolving to meet the needs of the people. HEH.
[HEY LEFTIES: EVOLVE OR GET OUT OF THE WAY!]
(More HERE and HERE and HERE.)