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The Callous Politics Of Deporting Immigrant Military Veterans

– Posted in: Citizenship And Naturalization


Immigration reform is not a zero-sum game.

Despite the delirious ranting from those opposed to all forms of immigration reform, fixing our dysfunctional immigration system is possible.

And it’s possible in a manner which benefits U.S. citizens, as well as legal residents.

To resolve our immigration concerns requires at least one consensus: allowing some immigrants to become lawful permanent residents.

The Anchor Baby Debate: Citizenship For Children Born In The United States

– Posted in: Citizenship And Naturalization

immigrant-children-citizenship-anchor-baby-debateAlas, nothing is sacred in the world of politics.

Are immigrants’ offspring, who are born in the United States, entitled to U.S. citizenship?

For nearly 150 years, the matter was settled. The 14th Amendment, ratified in 1868, had resolved the debate.

“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.”

Over the past weekend, the bell was sounded for a new round of controversy on immigration reform.