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Bill Seeks to End Birthright Citizenship

May 29, 2009 - by Donny Shaw

We’re getting a lot of traffic today for a bill in Congress that I must admit I hadn’t noticed. The bill, the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009, would eliminate birthright citizenship for children born to undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Current U.S. law automatically recognizes any person born on American soil as natural born citizen. Under the bill, only children with at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident, or an undocumented immigrant serving in the military would be considered citizens.

It’s sponsored by Rep. Nathan Deal [R, GA-9], a gubernatorial candidate in Georgia, along with 46 co-sponsors. All the co-sponsors are Republicans except for Rep. Gene Taylor [D, MS-4], whose co-sponsorship affords the bill the coveted “bi-partisan” status.

This is a constitutional issue, by the way. Section 1 of the 14th amendment states:

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.
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Comments

  • Anonymous 05/30/2009 4:32am

    This seems to be a reasonable policy. This also would put the U.S. in parity with other countries who have similar laws.

    T.

  • Anonymous 05/30/2009 4:33am

    This seems to be a reasonable policy. This also would put the U.S. in parity with other countries who have similar laws.

    T.

  • busyb213 05/30/2009 7:25pm

    Leave it to the Republicans to Usurp the Constitution.

  • Anonymous 05/31/2009 8:57am

    busyb213: because the current President and Congress (both Democrat) aren’t usurping the Constitution on a daily basis right now, right???

  • Anonymous 06/01/2009 4:24am

    Is there any reasonable chance this bill will actually get passed? Seems like any other shit that get’s debated unnecessarily then disappears in a few weeks. Plus you say right off the bat that it’s generating a lot of traffic (and gets the #1 spot on Google for “Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009”).

  • Anonymous 06/01/2009 4:24am

    Is there any reasonable chance this bill will actually get passed? Seems like any other shit that get’s debated unnecessarily then disappears in a few weeks. Plus you say right off the bat that it’s generating a lot of traffic (and gets the #1 spot on Google for “Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009”).

  • Anonymous 06/01/2009 4:25am

    Is there any reasonable chance this bill will actually get passed? Seems like any other shit that get’s debated unnecessarily then disappears in a few weeks. Plus you say right off the bat that it’s generating a lot of traffic (and gets the #1 spot on Google for “Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009”).

  • Anonymous 06/01/2009 4:25am

    Is there any reasonable chance this bill will actually get passed? Seems like any other shit that get’s debated unnecessarily then disappears in a few weeks. Plus you say right off the bat that it’s generating a lot of traffic (and gets the #1 spot on Google for “Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009”).

  • Anonymous 06/01/2009 4:25am

    Is there any reasonable chance this bill will actually get passed? Seems like any other shit that get’s debated unnecessarily then disappears in a few weeks. Plus you say right off the bat that it’s generating a lot of traffic (and gets the #1 spot on Google for “Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009”).

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