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 14th 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.)
The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 from the Senate S.B. 723
Sen. David Vitter Introduces Birthright Citizenship Act
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) has introduced legislation in the Senate that would amend federal law to require at least one parent of children born in the United States be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 (S.723) amends section 301 of the Immigration and Nationality Act and is similar to legislation offered by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) in the House.
Sen. Vitter introduced his bill with three original co-sponsors, including Sens. Mike Lee (R-Utah), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), and Rand Paul (R-Ky.
According to a recent study from the Center for Immigration Studies, 200,000 children are born each year to non-immigrant visitors to the United States. CONTINUE READING FOR FURTHER DETAILS.
Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 a Combination of House and Senate Bills; A bit more background
In other words we believe Representative King to be stating: The notion of children born to illegal immigrants (and this of course includes; undocumented workers, people without identification properly processed by their home country or the host country) that has arisen from the misapplication of the U.S. Constitution’s citizenship clause – should from a date, shall no longer no longer be applicable insofar as this so-called “birthright citizenship” has been obtained by means of falsification. The ‘Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011’ ends this practice by making it clear that a child born in the United States to illegal alien parents does not meet the standard for birthright citizenship already established by the Constitution.
Representative King as well as other Congressional sponsors believes that by passing this bill will ensure that immigration law breakers will not be rewarded, it will close the door to future waves of extended family chain migration, and will certainly be a step in the right direction of comprehensive reform.
Many illegal immigrants believe that in somehow or in some way American citizenship is their birthright, regardless of what the Constitution states. Members of our staff have spoken on why this is not so. But one must be ready and qualified to take the rubbish flowing out of their mouths – notwithstanding our own President.
According to the distinguished writers at Fellowship of the Minds, Obama tries to foment a race war on illegal immigration, while speaking to Hispanics on the Spanish-language television network Univision, October 25, 2010:
“Well, here’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to see how well we do in this election. And I think a lot of it is going to depend on whether we still have some support, not only from Democrats but some Republicans. …if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, “We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us.” If they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder. And that’s why I think it is so important that people focus on voting on November 2.
As it is that type of rhetoric is for grandstanding only; furthermore in making comments such as that – one is trying to incite anger, ill-feelings, or some as much as wrath by issuing this challenge to Hispanics and Spanish language Univision executives.
Please click here to read Fellowship of the Minds and their excellent article regarding Obama.