Amid all the talk in Congress about immigration, some Republicans continue to want to deny citizenship to children of illegal immigrants born in the USA.
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn. is one of them.
Although birthright citizenship is widely regarded as guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, these lawmakers contend the language of the amendment has been misinterpreted for 145 years.
They argue the issue is more important than ever because of the phenomenon of “birth tourism” on the West Coast, as well as illegal immigrants who have children to make themselves harder to deport. Births resulting from the latter are termed “anchor babies.”
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