Birthright citizenship was never part of the US Constitution, until liberals slipped it in there inconspicuously.
And now, because of birthright citizenship, an illegal immigrant can come to America, have a child and then be permanently rooted in the country legally because their child is automatically considered an American citizen.
It’s not right or fair, and many European countries do not have a birthright citizenship policy.
But, Rep. Steve King’s new legislation could change all of that.
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) re-introduced the Birthright Citizenship Act, H.R. 140, this week that would end the practice of giving automatic citizenship to children born to two illegal-alien parents on U.S. soil. The bill was introduced with 11 cosponsors.
Rep. King issued the following statement after introducing H.R. 140:
A Century ago, it didn’t matter very much that a simple practice began that has now grown into a massive issue of birthright citizenship or the anchor baby agenda,” said King. “When automatic citizenship started being granted to all babies born in the United States, our lawmakers missed the clause in the 14th Amendment that says, ‘And subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ So once the practice began, it grew out of proportion and today between 340,000 and 750,000 babies are born in America each year that get automatic citizenship even though both parents are illegal. I know of no other country in the world that does this, and it must end. My Birthright Citizenship Act of 2017 fixes it, clarifies the 14th Amendment and clarifies the Constitutional meaning of the clause, ‘And subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ President-elect Trump repeatedly called for this bill, and it should be a top priority in Congress.
Love this idea! Let’s make sure it happens and hold our congressmen and Senators feet to the fire on this!