Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC) and Senator John Kyl (R-AZ), are urging Congress to hold hearings on the validity of the 14th Amendment, and it’s relationship to current Immigration legislation. The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868 to ensure that states could not deny citizenship to former slaves. It states….
“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.”
Critics claim that this Amendment has been misinterpreted to provide carte-blanche citizenship to anyone born in the United States, even if their parents are here illegally. The argument of “birthright” has become the most recent debate involving Immigration legislation.
MOMism: “Leave the kids out of it.” When it comes to marital squabbles…or immigration reform…the same is true: kids are not the problem. They may be the result of a bad relationship, or bad timing, but they are not to blame for the issues at hand. They are simply the innocents who get caught in the middle because of their parents’ actions.
Grown ups need to address the various illegal immigration-related problems and fix them:
• track visitors who have over-stayed Visas
• secure the borders
• crack down on employers who hire undocumented workers
• create national i.d. program
• curb demand for illegal goods from Mexico
…and leave the kids out of it!