Today's Date: February 1, 2023
INVESTOR ACTION REMINDER: The Schall Law Firm Encourages Investors in Allianz SE with Losses of $100,000 to Contact the Firm   •   South University to Expand Minority Access to Education and Healthcare Through New MOUs with Alabama State University and Wallac   •   Global campaign launches to 'correct the internet' and make sportswomen more visible   •   AviadoBio Announces Appointment of Jeff Goater as Chair of the Board of Directors   •   Kioxia Installs Solar Power Generation Systems at Kitakami and Yokkaichi Plants in Japan in Major New Sustainability Initiative   •   Jereh Showcases its Innovative ESG-Compliant Fracturing Technology at HFTC2023   •   SHAREHOLDER ACTION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Encourages Investors in Invivyd, Inc. f/k/a Adagio Therapeutics, Inc. with Losses   •   Watercrest Senior Living Group Celebrates Rose Pietras, VP of Marketing on her Nine Year Employment Anniversary   •   ZooTampa and Tampa General Hospital Announce Long-Term Partnership to Promote a Healthier Community   •   SK D&D Episode, Publication of First Global Coliving Trend Report   •   Marin Software and Yahoo Integration Enhances Programmatic Ad Campaign Buying and Optimization   •   Acura Wins Third Consecutive Rolex 24 at Daytona   •   Adicet Bio Reports Inducement Grants under Nasdaq Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)   •   Frontera Included in the 2023 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index GEI   •   Robert Half Named to 2023 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index   •   Shin-Nihon Public Affairs Announces Yasuhisa Shiozaki to join as Special Advisor   •   Population Media Center's Debut Podcasts Nominated for The Ambies   •   WM Announces Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Earnings   •   Ellipses Pharma Announces FDA Approval of IND Application for EP0042 for Patients With Acute Myeloid Leukaemia   •   SolarWinds to Host EMEA Transform Partner Summit, Emphasizing Company’s Growing Focus on Channel Partners
Bookmark and Share

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Not Stop Illegal Immigration


Washington D.C.The legislator behind Arizona's restrictive new immigration law, SB 1070, is continuing his crusade against immigrants with calls to restrict birthright citizenship. This is not the first time efforts have been made to diminish the Fourteenth Amendment. Several bills have been introduced over the years that would deny U.S. citizenship to children whose parents are in the U.S. illegally or on temporary visas.
 
The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution - the cornerstone of American civil rights - affirms that, with very few exceptions, all persons born in the U.S. are U.S. citizens, regardless of the immigration status of their parents. Following the Civil War and the emancipation of the slaves, the Fourteenth Amendment restated the longstanding principle of birthright citizenship, which had been temporarily erased by the Supreme Court's "Dred Scott" decision that denied birthright citizenship to the U.S.-born children of slaves. The Supreme Court has upheld birthright citizenship several times since then.  
 
In the past few years, renewed efforts to restrict birthright citizenship have surfaced in several states, including Texas, California, and now Arizona. While proponents understand that states cannot repeal birthright citizenship, it is their hope to advance the national debate and mount a challenge to the Fourteenth Amendment in the Supreme Court. To date, none of these proposals have advanced very far, but the divisiveness of the current immigration debate and Congress' failure to reform the system is resulting in extreme laws being introduced in a great number of states.
 
To view the fact sheet and blog post on Birthright Citizenship, see: 
 ###
The Immigration Policy Center (IPC) is the research and policy arm of the American Immigration Council. IPC's mission is to shape a rational national conversation on immigration and immigrant integration. Through its research and analysis, IPC provides policymakers, the media, and the general public with accurate information about the role of immigrants and immigration policy on U.S. society. IPC reports and materials are widely disseminated and relied upon by press and policy makers. IPC staff regularly serves as experts to leaders on Capitol Hill, opinion-makers and the media. IPC, formed in 2003 is a non-partisan organization that neither supports nor opposes any political party or candidate for office.


Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News