Birthright Citizenship And Illegal Immigrants

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According to David Lauter, writer of “Democrats move left on immigration, GOP to the right”, a new poll indicates a change in American views on immigration. The shift can be seen on the issue of birthright citizenship, or the citizenship to children born to illegal immigrants. Democrats are beginning to support this right with less than 25% backing to end birthright citizenship, as opposed to 33% in 2006 (Lauter 6). Democrats are arguing this citizenship is guaranteed by the 14th Amendment. Republicans, such as presidential candidate Donald Trump, are steadily moving towards opposition, claiming that changes could be made without amending the Constitution. Despite the intense debate, about 4 out of 10 Republicans still believe some illegal
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