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Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:09 AM

Conservatives Open New Congress With Unconstitutional Bill To End Birthright Citizenship


By Ian Millhiser posted from ThinkProgress Justice on Jan 5, 2013 at 4:15 pm

The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution expressly provides that nearly anyone born in the United States is a citizen, regardless of the immigration status of their parents. Yet, despite the Constitution’s clear command, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) wants to ignore our founding document and prevent the children of undocumented immigrants from becoming citizens:

It’s the first week of the 113th Congress, and one House member is already trying to stop children born in the United States to undocumented parents — whom he calls “anchor babies” — from gaining citizenship.

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), an outspoken hardliner on immigration, introduced a bill on Thursday that would “clarify those classes of individuals born in the United States who are nationals and citizens of the United States at birth.” The Supreme Court has consistently held that anyone born in the United States, regardless of their parents’ immigration status, should receive citizenship under the 14th Amendment.

King disagrees, as do 13 co-sponsors on the bill, including Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) and Mo Brooks (R-Ala.).


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http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/01/05/1402821/rep-steve-king-opens-new-congress-with-unconstitutional-bill-to-end-birthright-citizenship/

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DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Mr.Bill Jan 2013 #1
samsingh Jan 2013 #2
Frustratedlady Jan 2013 #3
madmom Jan 2013 #4
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #5
ShadowLiberal Jan 2013 #6
alcibiades_mystery Jan 2013 #7
denverbill Jan 2013 #8
RomneyLies Jan 2013 #9
MjolnirTime Jan 2013 #10
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:12 AM

1. Yep, sounds like they're focused on jobs again.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:39 AM

2. repugs continue to be pettty

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:51 AM

3. That's quite a group.

They must have SO much fun when they conjure up these bills. I can just picture Foxx getting all flustered and titillated listening to King and his off-the-wall ideas. Not a brain or a heart between them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 09:59 AM

4. Ah, I see now...the second amendment is

sacred because it's a right given by the constitution and cannot be touched, but the right of citizenship (also in the constitution) can be changed at the whim of a few bigots...gotcha!!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:00 AM

5. King wants to limit citizens

bachmann wants to get rid of Obamacare


separated at birth

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:09 AM

6. Well, looks like they learned their lesson with Hispanics

The GOP lesson, make sure there's less of them who can vote! Who cares if the ones already born under 18 are already enough to make them a permanent minority! And who cares if there's zero chance of this bill passing even if it were constitutional, because of democrats controlling the senate and the White House!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:11 AM

7. Despicable

This is really extremist stuff. The more they bang this drum, the less likely they are to win elections.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:47 AM

8. They don't want to end illegal immigration, only the citizenship for the babies part.

Their corporate masters need that cheap illegal labor though.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 10:55 AM

9. Ah, the teabaggers have determined that once you shoot the GOP in the foot

 

continue to fire.

I have no problems with them pulling this outrageous shit. Next election the Democrats will get 80-85% of the Latino vote.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 11:18 AM

10. Marco Rubio can't fix this. Haha!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 6, 2013, 12:08 PM

11. I would really like to know

if any of their parents or grandparents were granted birthright citizenship.

What are the chances?

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