Birthright Citizenship Essay

741 Words3 Pages
If you were to buy a fresh pair of Nike's from a street vendor and when you get home, the `N' falls off uncovering an `S', do you still consider them Nike's? Honestly, look at what they really are. They are Sike's. No matter how hard they try to be Nike's, they will always be Sike's. You can cover the `S' with an `N' but can you ever really replace the `S'? No, you can not, so why should an illegal immigrant gain American citizenship rights just because they were born in America? In 1868, the United States of America's Congress adopted the 14th Amendment to the Constitution stating that, "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…show more content…
He says, "Anchor Babies can import relatives through America's nepotistic chain migration system" because the principal qualification for legal immigration is having relatives in the United States. The irony of the situation is he had to go through numerous hardships for his own child to become a citizen of the United States. Wall believes it is completely unfair for these Illegals to be entitled to automatic citizenship as well as welfare benefits. These immigrants also are minorities which qualifies them for affirmative action, a law that maintains colleges keep a certain percentage of minorities on campus causing whites to get overlooked frequently. It is estimated that between 287,000 to 363,000 anchor babies are born a year, and there could be countless more because hospital workers can not inquire of patients' legality. California provides free natal care and delivery to all pregnant mothers no matter of citizenship and it costs the state 215.2 million dollars a year. Californians voted to end the program, but at the state government session, the president of Mexico provided an argument to strike the vote down. Another example of someone abusing the 14th amendment's birthright citizenship is in the case of Yaser Esam Hamdi. Hamdi was born a U.S. citizen in Louisiana to Arabian parents there on work visas. He scarcely lived in the U.S. before going
Open Document