Rep. Steve King (R-IA) a member of the House Immigration Subcommittee, has introduced legislation that would eliminate the granting of automatic citizenship to babies born in the United States. In the past, the bill has been offered by former Congressman, and now current Governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal.
The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011, H.R.140, would require that at least one parent be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident for the newborn to receive automatic citizenship.
This is basic common sense – something we believe that all of us could use more of – especially during this time of proposed comprehensive immigration reform. The citizenship clause written and amended to in the U.S. Constitution under a completely different set of circumstances that was to assist all African’s at the time to not be denied their rightful citizenship. (Please see further reading here.)
We further believe that anyone who cannot see the intent by which the citizenship clause of the XIV Amendment was established does not understand American history and as such should immediately, without haste grab a book or whatever that assists in their learning. Furthermore, if it is clarification that one needs please either comment here or email us.
Other Congressmen who feel very strongly about this form of U.S. citizenship are weighing in as well:
According to Rep. Rob Woodall (R-GA) who is co-sponsoring the bill has this to say; “This Congress must take bold steps to solve our illegal immigration crisis. An important part of immigration reform must be removing the incentives that are in place encouraging illegal immigration. Representative King’s bill is a good step in that direction.”
We have discussed the notion of magnets, entitlements, and the high cost of illegal immigration throughout this site’s history. Now is the time to move forward. (For further reading please click here.)