(Image from The Esbiem Photorium, copied from Debbie Schlussel's blog post on 15 Apr 09)
Because of the growing immigration crisis, Republicans are talking about revising the 14th Amendment, which states: "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside."
NPR has the story:
Comrade Karla sent us the link with a detailed synopsis of the 14th Amendment and subsequent legal rulings, with the following comments:
There have been some lame-brain attempts to misuse the 14th Amendment of late re: illegal immigrants. The link below is very useful in clearing up some misconceptions. More anti-PC ammo.
The graph below was also copied from Debbie Schlussel's blog post on 15 Apr 09:
One of our friends responded with this observation:
Let's see how this works:
1. Person in this country illegally, pops out a kid here on America soil two days after crossing the border, kid is automatically an American citizen.
2. American parents (citizens by birth) legally adopt an infant from a foreign country. A process which includes filling out a stack of papers several hundred feet high and going through a background check more intrusive than getting a TS clearance. Upon bringing said child to the states, another painful bureaucratic process is necessary to gain citizenship for the little tyke.
Makes sense to me...