I SAY: GOOD. AND HAVE SAID SO FOR A LONG TIME: TAB - 8/9/2010:
A few days ago, I asked a hardcore leftist buddy of mine (who is non-partisan) if he thought pregnant tourists or illegal aliens should be allowed to have their kids become USA citizens automatically just because they popped out here and he said - unequivocally: "no."ONLY WHAT'S IN RED IS NEW TO THE AMENDMENT.
He agreed with me that only the babies of legal residents should automatically become USA citizens when born here, and that means folks with green cards.
And he is a leftist.
LOOKIT FOLKS, IT'S REAL REAL SIMPLE:
There were no green cards in 1868 when the amendment was written.
It's time to make automatic citizenship available only to babies born to legal residents. it would SIMPLE to do so.
Here is the 1868 clause:Amendment XIV, Section 1, Clause 1:It's time to update it.
“ 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."
Here's some new simple - non-discriminatory language:
“ All persons born to legal residents of the United States 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."
AND IT SOLVES EVERYTHING.