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  • Ted Cruz Conflicting Stances on Birthright Citizenship

    02/10/2016 10:10:03 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 44 replies ^ | September 25, 2015
    Ted Cruz's Amazing Stances on Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment from 2011 to 2015.
  • Immigration Excuses

    08/20/2015 1:38:30 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 19 replies
    RCP ^ | 8-20-2015 | Thomas Sowell
    One of the most lame excuses for doing nothing is that we can't do everything. Such excuses have been repeated endlessly, even by some conservatives, when it comes to illegal immigration. We can't deport millions of illegal immigrants already living in the country, some say, so the wise thing is to just learn to live with them, according to the supposedly sophisticated crowd. This completely sidesteps the plain, obvious and galling fact that we are not deporting those illegal immigrants who are arrested by the police for violating other laws -- and are then turned loose back into American society....
  • Mark Levin: Professor Erler maintains that birthright citizenship can be repealed by Congress

    08/19/2015 6:41:19 PM PDT · by GilGil · 98 replies ^ | 8/19/2015 | Mark Levin
    It's time to go on the offensive about birthright citizenship. Congress has the broadest power under the Constitution to pass a statute and put an end to birthright citizenship. Today Mark had Professor Erler who is an expert on the 14th amendment and who has the right to decide who becomes citizen. He maintains Congress has that authority. There is no basis in the constitution for birthright citizenship. Hopefully people will listen to get an authoritative perspective. I'm not really interested in hearing opinions from people who won't take the time to listen. It is very clear who gets to...
  • Jeb Bush: Birthright citizenship is "a constitutional right"

    08/18/2015 1:48:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    CBS News ^ | 8/18/15 | REBECCA KAPLAN
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush said Tuesday that birthright citizenship is a "constitutional right," casting doubt on fellow 2016 candidate Donald Trump's plan to do away with it. "That's a constitutional right," Bush told CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Major Garrett during an interview in South Carolina, where he is campaigning. "Mr. Trump can say he's for this because people are frustrated that it's abused. We ought to fix the problem rather than take away rights that are constitutionally endowed." Speaking to reporters later, he added, "I don't support revoking it."
  • Fixing the Birthright Citizenship Loophole: Myth vs Fact

    08/18/2015 6:59:52 PM PDT · by GilGil · 103 replies ^ | 8/18/2015 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin has done a whole show today on birthright citizenship. This would be the 8/18/2015 show. He made it very clear that birthright citizenship is not in the constitution or protected under the constitution for foreigners. He went into the history of who has the right to citizenship as defined in the jurisdiction clause of the 14th amendment . He also goes into the fact that congress has the right to define who gets citizenship under article 1,section 8. This discussion is very very specific and shows that this mess is a failure of congress to act and nothing...
  • Obama Doesn´t Rule Out Using 14th Amendment To Raise The Debt Limit

    10/06/2013 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 76 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/13/13 | Mary Bruce
    With the October 17 deadline to raise the debt limit rapidly approaching, President Obama is not specifically ruling out using the 14th Amendment to increase the nation´s borrowing ability if the political impasse continues and Congress fails to do so, but says he does not expect the fight to get to that point. "I´m pretty willing to bet that there are enough votes in the House of Representatives right now to make sure that the United States doesn´t end up being a deadbeat. The only thing that´s preventing that from happening is Speaker Boehner calling the vote," the president told...
  • The Debt Limit, The 14th Amendment, And The GOP

    10/03/2013 4:55:45 PM PDT · by Wisconsinlady · 12 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 10-03-13 | Karl Denninger
    I have wondered for quite some time why Obama, Reid and Pelosi have been screaming so loudly about not prioritizing and "causing" a default. After all, it's not a default if you cannot pay for every program that was appropriated. You're just not keeping your political promises, which may***** off voters but isn't a default. A default is exactly one thing -- the non-payment of coupon or principal when it comes due. Now I understand the reason -- the 14th Amendment doesn't empower The President to raise the debt ceiling on his own. No, the 14th Amendment requires him to...
  • Born In The U.S.A.: Birth Tourists Get Instant U.S. Citizenship For Their Newborns

    10/28/2011 10:16:18 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 57 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | October 28, 2011 | Anna Schecter
    Born In The U.S.A.: Birth Tourists Get Instant U.S. Citizenship For Their Newborns Oct 28, 2011 By Anna Schecter A curious global industry has emerged that caters to wealthy foreign women willing to spend tens of thousands of dollars to give birth in the United States and get instant U.S. citizenship for their babies. The hefty price is worth it, according to these women, because it paves the way for easy access to American public schools, universities and jobs as the children get older and green cards for the whole family once the child turns 21. The women stay at...
  • Airborne 'Anchor Baby' Shows Folly of U.S. 'Birthright Citizenship'

    09/22/2011 7:17:05 AM PDT · by montag813 · 15 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 09-22-2011 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With ArizonaWe have covered the disgraceful sham of "anchor babies" and birthright citizenship for a long time - illegal aliens using America's current misinterpretation of the 14th Amendment to obtain citizenship for their illegal babies - just by getting inside our borders prior to the birth. You have seen the Mexican women who come across the Rio Grande in labor, to have babies in Texas hospitals. Like this woman, who did just that, failed to pay her hospital bill, and just "doesn't understand the anger" of Americans at her willful disregard for our laws or her personal...
  • House Democrats urge Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment in debt fight (Tyranny Alert!)

    07/27/2011 10:19:35 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/27/11 11:26 AM ET | Mike Lillis
    House Democratic leaders are calling on President Obama to invoke the 14th Amendment and raise the debt ceiling without congressional input. Addressing the Democratic Caucus Wednesday morning, Rep. James Clyburn (S.C.) the third-ranking House Democrat, told members that Obama should veto any short-term debt-limit increase that lands on his desk and use the 14th Amendment to hike the debt ceiling unilaterally. “With the same pen that he vetoes that short-term debt-ceiling extension, he should sign an executive order invoking the 14th Amendment” to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally, Clyburn told reporters in the Capitol after the caucus meeting. The Democratic...
  • The 14th Amendment Coup d’Etat

    07/08/2011 10:35:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 7, 2011 | Scott Ott
    Will Obama trash the Constitution to raise the debt ceiling?In your face, Tea Partiers!Left-wing pundits like Keith Olbermann (Current TV), Lawrence O’Donnell (MSNBC), and Katrina vanden Heuvel (Washington Post) practically drool at the recent claim that President Obama can unilaterally declare the debt-ceiling law unconstitutional, break off negotiations with Republicans, and order the Treasury secretary to borrow hundreds of billions of dollars without consulting Congress.O’Donnell revels in the Eureka! moment as he realizes Obama doesn’t need to negotiate with stubborn Republicans, he can just dictate terms thanks to this “nuclear option.” Vanden Heuvel thinks the president should threaten to deploy...
  • The Trail to Tyranny (Debt limit & 14th Amendment)

    07/09/2011 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 13 replies
    Josh Kimbrell Spiritual Cents ^ | July 07, 2011 | Josh Kimbrell
    Though the Independence Day fireworks in Washington have ceased, the real firestorm to protect America’s freedom is just beginning. As the battle over raising of the debt ceiling is raging, the Obama Administration is, once again, toying with the idea of subverting the US Constitution to pursue its ideological agenda. Amid the stalemate in the debt ceiling talks, brought about by the Democrats’ insistence on including tax hikes in a debt ceiling deal, the President is trying to cut Congress out of the equation. As the August 2nd deadline for raising the nation’s debt limit looms, the Administration and its...
  • Waivers Gone Wild: HHS Grants Another 126 Waivers

    Typical Chicago-style politics: The Department of Health and Human Services has found a way to top itself. On Friday, Kathleen Sebelius issued another 126 waivers, bringing the total to 1,040. All told, health care waivers now cover 2.6 million Americans.
  • Sens. Paul, Vitter introduce citizenship resolution

    01/27/2011 11:49:26 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | Jan. 27, 2011 | Daniel Strauss
    Two Republican senators are introducing a resolution that would end the constitutional right to citizenship that comes with being born on U.S. soil. Rand Paul (Ky.) and David Vitter (La.) are introducing a resolution this week that would amend the Constitution so that a person born in the United States could only become an American citizen if one or more of his or her parents is an legal citizen, legal immigrant, or member of the armed forces, according to a joint press release Thursday. Vitter said the legislation would help reduce illegal immigration. “For too long, our nation has seen...
  • The terrible mistake of revoking birthright citizenship: U.S. owes Mexicans more, not less

    01/06/2011 9:22:56 PM PST · by presidio9 · 113 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Thursday, January 6th 2011 | Rogers M. Smith
    As the new Congress convened, a group called State Legislators for Legal Immigration proposed two laws. One would declare that children of parents who immigrated here illegally are not born "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. and so are not birthright citizens under the 14th Amendment. Under the other, states would issue two types of birth certificates, one for those born "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. and one for everyone else. The states have no power to pass the first proposed law. Congress may be able to, but it is a bad idea that will not halt...
  • State Lawmakers Convened in D.C. to Deliver Correction to the 14th Amendment Misapplication

    01/07/2011 8:15:08 AM PST · by epithermal · 5 replies · 1+ views
    State Legislators for Legal Immigration ^ | 1/5/2011 | Daryl Metcalfe
    Pennsylvania State Representative and State Legislators for Legal Immigration (SLLI) founder Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County), state lawmakers and Constitutional scholars from across the nation convened in Washington D.C. today to unveil historic model legislation to correct the monumental misapplication of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. This historic press conference was held on the same day as the swearing-in of the 112th Congress; encouraging that one of the first actions should be to uphold their oath and defend the Constitution to protect the states from the illegal alien invasion. “According to the 14th Amendment, the primary requirements for U.S....
  • Birthright citizenship has got to end

    01/04/2011 8:10:41 AM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-04-11 | DrJohn
    No doubt in part to the poor economy, birthright citizenship has become a target for lawmakers. Lawmakers in at least 14 states have said they are committed to passing the legislation targeting birthright citizenship. Arizona's anti-illegal-immigrant bill, SB-1070, was also based on model legislation that could be easily copied by states, and at least seven states are likely to pass bills similar to the first Arizona immigration overhaul this year, according to one analysis by an immigrants rights group. It is argued that the 14th Amendment was intended to cover freed slaves. In the 19th century the Supreme Court...
  • The Costs of Birthright Citizenship

    09/08/2010 11:56:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 1+ views ^ | September 8, 2010 | Hans A. von Spakovsky Hans A. von Spakovsky
    There have been numerous debates about “birthright” citizenship in recent weeks. As the Heritage Foundation has pointed out, the claim that the 14th Amendment confers citizenship on the children of visitors or illegal aliens is mistaken. Neither the text nor the legislative history supports such an interpretation. Perspective is needed. How many other countries have birthright citizenship? How many such children are there in the United States, and how much is this costing us? The Center for Immigration Studies has just released a study by Jon Feere that gives some answers. The report didn’t get the attention it should have...
  • 14th Amendment never meant for illegals

    08/24/2010 5:36:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 8/24/10 | Gerald Walpin
    The suggestion by at least three senators that the Constitution be amended to deny birthright citizenship to children of illegal aliens born in the United States has induced derogatory retorts that to do so would negate the 14th Amendment's protection of civil rights. Historical facts - ignored by those opposed - in fact demonstrate that such an amendment would reinstate the rule as originally intended by the adoption of the 14th Amendment in 1868. At issue is the first clause of the 14th Amendment, which states, "All persons born ... in the United States, and subject to the
  • Attorneys question if ICE deportations are valid

    08/23/2010 5:59:27 AM PDT · by Technoman · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 8-23-10 | Sheena McFarland
    Spanish Fork • As Milton Salazar-Gomez was driving to work in early August, he saw red and blue lights in his rear-view mirror and pulled over. He handed the Utah County sheriff’s deputy his driving privilege card after the deputy told him that his car’s registration had expired. An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent working with the deputy saw a star tattoo on Salazar-Gomez’s wrist, examined it and asked if he was in the country illegally. Salazar-Gomez said yes. Then they took him to jail, accusing him of being in a gang, Salazar-Gomez said. “I’m not in a gang; I...