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  • Australia flags removing citizenship from home-grown radicals

    11/21/2018 10:36:39 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | November 22, 2018 12:04 AM | Colin Packham
    Australian nationals convicted of terror offenses would be stripped of their citizenship if the government believes they are entitled to apply for residency from another country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison proposed on Thursday. Australia, a staunch U.S. ally that sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq, has seen a spate of attacks by home-grown militants in recent months, including a stabbing attack in the country’s second largest city less than two weeks ago. Morrison proposed allowing the government to weaken current constraints that permit terror convicts to be stripped of their Australian citizenship only if they are already dual nations and...
  • ‘THIS is how it’s done!’ Billy Idol becomes US citizen

    11/15/2018 8:52:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 15, 2018 | Doug P.
    There’s been a lot of talk in recent weeks (and months) about people entering the country illegally, but it’s important to remember that there are many who still do it the right way: Legally. Among the new U.S. citizens this week is Billy Idol:
  • Black Americans Deserve Clarification on Birthright Citizenship

    11/13/2018 5:07:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | November 13, 2018 | Carl Jackson
    How do you undermine America’s long held motto, “E Pluribus Unum,” while systematically destroying America’s sovereignty? One illegal alien at a time. I believe illegal immigrants are more likely to reject assimilating into American culture and instead embrace Democratic class-warfare - a strategy designed by the left to keep a permanent underclass voting bloc that will remain dependent upon some form of welfare. For this reason, I give kudos to President Trump for signing a proclamation that will require migrants to apply for asylum at our legal ports of entry. This is important so that we know who’s coming into...
  • VANITY: Easy Way to Challenge Birthright Citizenship

    11/08/2018 3:48:10 AM PST · by JBird77777 · 17 replies
    November 8, 2018 | JBird77777
    I don't know what President Trump has in mind for his proposed executive order regarding birthright citizenship, but it seems the easiest way is to order that federal government agencies cease treating those claiming birthright citizenship as U.S. citizens. For example, he could order passport applicants to submit not only a U.S. birth certificate, but also evidence that at least one parent was a U.S. citizen. It seems that this wouldn't be an improper attempt for the Executive Branch to make law. Rather, it would be the Executive Branch enforcing the Constitution, as it's required to do. This order would...
  • Law requiring a birth certificate to register to vote advance moves to appeals court

    11/04/2018 5:35:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 4, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough
    The debate over how to sift out illegal voters from legal ones has reached the federal appeals court level, making it possible the Supreme Court eventually will rule whether a state can demand a birth certificate to register to vote. The case before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver centers on a 2011 Kansas law, the Documentary Proof of Citizenship (DPOC). In June, a district court judge struck down the law, with biting criticism of analysts who contend a large number of noncitizens nationwide vote illegally, tilting close elections to Democrats. Judge Julia A. Robinson said the Kansas...
  • Who is demonizing who?

    11/04/2018 9:01:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/04/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Citizenship in the United States is earned and properly passed down to those born to citizens in good standing, not passersby or illegal aliens A current favorite label used against political foes is “demonize.” If “racist” doesn’t do the trick of marginalizing ideological opponents then commentators, candidates and hacks are quick to defend themselves by complaining they’re being demonized by the opposition. This week, Don Lemon, who is no journalist and hardly regarded as credible by serious news professionals (of which there are less than a few left in the world), managed to hit the height of irony in his...
  • The 14th Amendment Does Not Mandate Birthright Citizenship (Excellent read)

    11/03/2018 12:32:03 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/03/2018 | Andrew McCarthy
    "It was about removing vestiges of slavery, not regulating aliens."
  • Democrats Scam Blacks! "Birthright" Citizenship a Fraud! (Jesse Lee Peterson Interview)

    11/03/2018 11:24:07 AM PDT · by rebuildus · 9 replies ^ | 11/1/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney of explains to Jesse Lee Peterson that the U.S. Constitution never authorized "birthright citizenship," and that once again, black people have been scammed by the Democrat Party.
  • Mass Migration: Mortal Threat to Red State America

    11/03/2018 10:32:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | November 3, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Among the reasons Donald Trump is president is that his natural political instincts are superior to those of any other current figure. As campaign 2018 entered its final week, Trump seized upon and elevated the single issue that most energizes his populist base and most convulses our media elite. Warning of an "invasion," he pointed to the migrant caravan that had come out of Honduras and was wending its way through Mexico. He then threatened to issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship. As other caravans began to assemble in Central America, Trump said he would send, first 5,200...
  • Birthright Citizenship Is Wrong for America

    11/03/2018 7:26:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 3, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    The president rolled another flash grenade onto our political stage this week, and it sent the Trump Hate Media into a predictable tizzy. Trump was called a racist - for the umpteenth time - because he said he plans to use an executive order to put an end to birthright citizenship. Birthright citizenship, made possible by the 14th Amendment, is the automatic granting of U.S. citizenship to any Mexican, Chinese, Russian, Kenyan or Martian baby who is born on American soil. I made up the Martian part, though it's probably true. But thanks to a relatively recent and very liberal...
  • The Real 14th Amendment What They Don't Teach in School

    11/03/2018 6:30:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/03/18 | Ray DiLorenzo
    Read and understand what the founders and writers meant, especially when it is clear, and give the Supreme Court a break “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.”....Illegal immigration is a red-hot topic of conversation these days made even hotter recently by thousands of migrants heading towards the United States southern border, determined to break through.
  • The Nuance of Subject to the Jurisdiction

    11/02/2018 2:52:59 PM PDT · by DonaldAx · 19 replies ^ | 11/02/2018 | Donald Ax
    I watched Judge Andrew Napolitano on the Fox Business Network talk about the jurisdiction clause in the 14th Amendment, specifically, “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” He made the point, as I did in my previous post, that one group of people that this applies to are foreign diplomats. He disagrees with the contention that it should apply to illegal immigrants too. The point he made was that illegal immigrants are indeed subject to the laws of the country. If an illegal robs a bank and gets caught, he will be arrested and prosecuted. Therefore, the Judge concludes, they’re subject...
  • Migrants traveling to US sue Trump, government; claim violation of constitutional rights

    11/02/2018 5:05:16 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/2/2018 | Edmund DeMarche, Amy Lieu
    A dozen migrants traveling by foot from Honduras to the U.S. to seek asylum filed a class-action lawsuit Thursday against President Trump, the Department of Homeland Security and others, claiming a violation of their due process under the Fifth Amendment. The Fifth Amendment states that, "no person… shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law." A recent PBS report cited former Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who ruled in 1993 case that "it is well established that the Fifth Amendment entitles aliens...
  • Birthright Citizenship: A Fundamental Misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment

    11/01/2018 7:04:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    The Heritage Foundation ^ | 11/01/2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    KEY TAKEAWAYS 1. Critics claim that anyone born in the United States is automatically a U.S. citizen, even if their parents are here illegally. 2. Its original meaning refers to the political allegiance of an individual and the jurisdiction that a foreign government has over that individual. 3. Birthright citizenship has been implemented by executive fiat, not because it is required by federal law or the Constitution. _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ What’s the citizenship status of the children of illegal aliens? That question has spurred quite a debate over the 14th Amendment lately, with the news that several states—including Pennsylvania, Arizona, Oklahoma, Georgia,...
  • What’s The Point Of Citizenship Anymore?

    10/31/2018 11:54:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 1, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    On Tuesday, my wife and I went and voted early, mostly to get it out of the way while my dad and sister are visiting and they could watch our newborn. The experience was pretty much what you’d expect – paid temporary workers trying to remember their training, to varying degrees of success, in a community center’s gym with a bunch of other people looking to check the “civic duty” box. But something struck me this year that made me wonder what the point of citizenship is anymore. My ballot in Maryland was in both English and Spanish. Maybe it’s...
  • Trump and Ryan’s Venomous Spat Over Citizenship Intensifies

    10/31/2018 7:11:24 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 32 replies
    Flag and Cross ^ | October 31, 2018 | Andrew West
    With only six days to go until the midterms, the last thing Paul Ryan wants to do is tick off POTUS. With a massive migrant caravan forcing the issue to surface in an undeniable way, President Trump has been absolutely fervent regarding immigration as of late. This should come as no surprise, however, for anyone who paid even the slightest semblance of attention to the 2016 election. President Trump, then a candidate for the republican party, was the only candidate to come out and publicly verbalize the idea of creating a physical, all-encompassing deterrent to illegal immigration upon our southern...
  • Trump is right – ending birthright citizenship is constitutional

    10/31/2018 2:51:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 82 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 31, 2018 | Hans A. von Spakovsky
    President Trump’s announcement Tuesday that he is preparing an executive order to end birthright citizenship has the left and even some conservatives in an uproar. But the president is correct when he says that the 14th Amendment to the Constitution does not require universal birthright citizenship. An executive order by President Trump ending birthright citizenship would face a certain court challenge that would wind up in the Supreme Court. But based on my research of this issue over several years, I believe the president’s view is consistent with the view of the framers of the amendment. Those who claim the...
  • Paul Ryan should .... [not be] giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship. [Trunc.]

    10/31/2018 10:12:43 AM PDT · by Reno89519 · 19 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 31, 2018 | Donald Trump
    Paul Ryan should be focusing on holding the Majority rather than giving his opinions on Birthright Citizenship, something he knows nothing about! Our new Republican Majority will work on this, Closing the Immigration Loopholes and Securing our Border! -- Donald J. Trump, @realDonaldTrump, Twitter, 31 Oct 2018
  • NYT: “We can replace them”. Trump: Birthright citizenship canceled!

    10/31/2018 5:24:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    President Trump gave a lengthy interview to Axios, during which he announced his plan to basically annihilate the whole anchor-baby thing, i.e. to issue an executive order aimed at repealing birthright citizenship. This is a very interesting concept, don’t you think? Here’s the Donald: By SG&A Campaigns (Jacqui Irwin for Assembly 2018) This is a yuuge October surprise if you ask me, and the respective idea is probably aimed at boosting the Republican fan base’s enthusiasm for the midterm elections. To make a long story short, Trump said during the interview that: “It was always told to me that you...
  • Tucker Carlson Tonight 10/30/18

    10/31/2018 2:12:07 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 5 replies ^ | 10/30/18 | self
    The Tucker Carlson show was a very good one last night (Tuesday). For those of you FReepers and others out there who wish to learn: 1. President Trump’s PLAN FOR AN EXECUTIVE ORDER on “birthright citizenship” and ….2. A substantial shift in black voting ……. here is last night’s show with what I consider the two best sections indicated for you. The very first segment is great. Start from the beginning as Tucker sets the table very well. The segment considers President Trump’s plan to use an Executive Order to end “birthright citizenship”. There is no more serious debate that...