From the A/P:
Arizona Republicans will likely introduce legislation this fall that would deny birth certificates to children born in Arizona - and thus American citizens according to the U.S. Constitution - to parents who are not legal U.S. citizens.You really have to give it to Arizona. If you're going to discriminate, don't half-ass it like these other cowards. No sir! You go ALL IN!!! I can respect it. Really, I can. This kind of brass balls hatred has been missing in recent politics. It's about time people just came right out with it and stated their true feelings. No more of this beat around the bush, passive aggressive, politically correct crap. Let us know how you REALLY feel. Speaking of feelings:
58% of Americans polled by Rasmussen think illegal immigrants whose children are born here should not receive citizenship; support for that stance is 76% among Republicans.Yeah, there's just one small problem with that...this inconvenient little document that you might have heard of called the United States Constitution. It states that people who are born in the United States, are citizens of the United States. Period. To quote Section 1 of the 14th Amendment verbatim:
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.Rarely do Constitutional issues become more straight forward than that, folks. In fact, this law, if passed by Arizona, is so clearly unconstitutional that it might actually leap frog over the "Papers Please" law in the race to the SCOTUS. Until then, however, we can ask ourselves the following:
SHOULD the babies of illegal immigrants who are born in the United States (1) be considered U.S. citizens, and (2) should their birth justify the residency of illegal immigrant parents?