Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Essay | Essay

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Birthright Citizenship

Summary: The 14th Amendment to the Constitution states that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." Today illegal immigrants abuse this amendment, with mothers crossing the border to give birth to "anchor babies," who automatically become U.S. citizens and enable their families to come into the country. The abuse has grown to the point that automatic birthright citizenship should no longer be granted in the United States, as it costs the U.S. billions of dollars and many illegal alien mothers risk their own lives to cross our borders.
If you were to buy a fresh pair of Nike's from a street vendor and when you get home, the `N' falls off uncovering an `S', do you still consider them Nike's? Honestly, look at what they really are. They are Sike's. No matter how hard they try to be Nike's, they will always be Sike's. You can cover the `S' with an `N' but can you ever really replace the `S'? No, you can not, so why should an illegal immigrant gain American citizenship rights just because they were born in America"

In 1868, the United States of America's Congress adopted the 14th Amendment to the Constitution stating that, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside." This amendment was added so that the recently freed black slaves...

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