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Should children of illegal immigrants be granted citizenship?

BigT 2012/06/03 08:39:15
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  • Minkletoes 2012/11/11 05:36:01
  • rustyshackelford 2012/06/04 05:47:15
  • mycountry 2012/06/03 23:49:42
    NO
    mycountry
    +1
    they are not natural citizens through illigal means. they are only here because some came to this country without going through the proper ligalization according to the laws of the our government. i do not wish harm to anyone, but they should be sent back across the border and apply for citizenship like everyone else.
  • 4dc 2012/06/03 23:47:22
    NO
    4dc
    +3
    illegal parents...illegal child
  • sick'n'... 4dc 2012/06/04 01:11:28
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    +1
    Well said!
  • Jayfeather 2012/06/03 20:42:13
    Yes
    Jayfeather
    I'm sorry. If someone has lived in America since BIRTH, you have no right to kick them outta here. It is not ok to tear up a child's life, irregardless of circumstance.
  • Night 2012/06/03 20:06:34
    Yes
    Night
    If the child was born here it is their right to have citizenship regardless of their parent's legal standing.
  • DM Twin 2012/06/03 20:04:08
  • Gracie - Proud Conservative 2012/06/03 19:40:00
    NO
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +5
    If your parents are Mexican citizens and you are born here illegally, you should have to get in line like all the rest who do it honorably and legally.
  • Jayfeather Gracie ... 2012/06/03 20:43:04
    Jayfeather
    Sure. Ruin a kid's life for the actions of their parents. That's not a cruel move.
  • Gracie ... Jayfeather 2012/06/03 20:55:21
    Gracie - Proud Conservative
    +3
    Yeah, your parents can ruin your life! The kid belongs to the parents who belong to a foreign country. Should we go scoop up all the kids of the world and bring them to America for a better life? Do you let people butt in front of you in a long line? People all over the world are dying to come to America but they do it legally and properly. My son-in-law is one of them who had to spend money and years but hey, why should anyone else have to?
  • sick'n'... Jayfeather 2012/06/04 01:12:20
    sick'n'tired PWCM
    No one owes that child anything.
  • Jayfeather sick'n'... 2012/06/04 17:00:46
    Jayfeather
    Um, yes they do. According to the Constitution, anyone born on American soil is owed American citizenship.
  • Dandydon 2012/06/03 19:37:21
    NO
    Dandydon
    +5
    That's just more the reason,for them to risk coming here illegally.
    Not to mention all the other freebies they get upon arriving here illegally.

    debit cards for illegal aliens
  • PaulBot415 2012/06/03 19:30:30
    NO
    PaulBot415
    +2
    Like this country needs any more illegals, I think the melting pot is overflowing at this point.
  • Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC 2012/06/03 18:47:45
    Other
    Nam Era Vet #1 DNA TLC
    Doesn't the law say if you are born here you are a citizen?
    Does the law specify that your parents have to be legal?
  • Jayfeather Nam Era... 2012/06/03 20:43:43
    Jayfeather
    +1
    Yes, No.
  • BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA 2012/06/03 17:59:33
    NO
    BUCCANEER~POTL~PWCM~JLA
    +5
    No illegal is just that,includes their offspring
  • bmxschoolbus 2012/06/03 17:40:54
    NO
    bmxschoolbus
    +4
    they should be citizens of were the parents have citizenship same thing goes for Americans if we have children in another country.
  • Dagon 2012/06/03 17:06:05
  • themadhare ~IJM 2012/06/03 16:59:30
    NO
    themadhare ~IJM
    +5
    "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 wherein they reside."

    If the parents are here illegally, they are not under the jurisdiction of the US.
  • Jayfeather themadh... 2012/06/03 20:54:43
    Jayfeather
    If they're in American borders, they're under our jurisdiction.
  • The River Rat 2012/06/03 16:59:26
    NO
    The River Rat
    +5
    They should be deported with the parents.
  • Jayfeather The Riv... 2012/06/03 21:23:01
    Jayfeather
    +1
    Sure. It's completely ok to take a kid who was born here and throw them into a foreign country. It doesn't matter that they won't have friends. It doesn't matter that they might not know the language. It doesn't matter that they are a US citizen under the Constitution, or that they were born in an American hospital, with American doctors, on American soil. Their parents broke the law, so the kid has to have his entire life destroyed before his eyes.
  • The Riv... Jayfeather 2012/06/03 21:32:20
    The River Rat
    +1
    Probably at American taxpayers' expense. So it would be better deport the parents and leave them here all by themselves?
  • Jayfeather The Riv... 2012/06/03 21:35:23
    Jayfeather
    They'll still have friends. They'll still have a sense of belonging. Either way you go, the kid's gonna hate her/his parents. Either way it's gonna suck. But if they stay here, they'll have more stability than if they were thrown into a strange country with nothing left but a fierce hatred of their parents.
  • Kitty_Cat_Shea 2012/06/03 16:57:37
    Yes
    Kitty_Cat_Shea
    i think they should i means its not there failt they were born here!
  • Vision of Verve 2012/06/03 16:55:22
  • Jayfeather Vision ... 2012/06/03 21:23:24
    Jayfeather
    Sure. Let's ruin the lives of innocent kids.
  • Vision ... Jayfeather 2012/06/04 00:58:45
  • Jayfeather Vision ... 2012/06/04 17:07:36
    Jayfeather
    Stealing jobs? News flash. Most illegal immigrants work for ridiculously low pay, doing jobs that most Americans wouldn't be caught dead doing. They don't steal jobs. They're able to get those jobs because no American citizen wants to do them. Why don't you go ahead and clean filthy hotel rooms for minimum wage. Or why don't you go ahead and work long hours on a farm for low pay. No takers? Well those are the types of jobs most illegal immigrants do. So really, they only "steal" jobs because no one else will do them.

    Besides, the kids wouldn't be here illegally. If you're born on American soil, you are an American citizen.
  • Sgt Major B 2012/06/03 14:28:28
    NO
    Sgt Major B
    +4
    Not just 'NO', but 'HELL, NO!'.
  • 4570GOVT 2012/06/03 14:27:38
    NO
    4570GOVT
    +5
    HELL NO ! ................ We Need To END THIS Today .
  • Demonic Rat Hunter 2012/06/03 14:18:34
  • Radlad 2012/06/03 13:48:13
    NO
    Radlad
    +5
    There's nothing in the constitution that grants citizenship to someone born in the country. Just because a woman makes it into the US and drops a kid doesn't make it a citizen Not if mom has entered the country illegally...........
  • apachehellfire65 2012/06/03 13:17:30
    NO
    apachehellfire65
    +3
    but i am also against birth right citizenship for everyone. i think citizenship and voting rights should be linked to military service.
  • freethinker 2012/06/03 12:10:49
    NO
    freethinker
    +6
    Illega is Illegal....
  • Razoreye001 2012/06/03 10:58:27
    Yes
    Razoreye001
    +1
    put them up for adoption in the states and ship their parents home.
  • Kari 2012/06/03 10:14:15
    Other
    Kari
    +3
    Yes, the 14th Amendment does state that any person born on US soil will be automatically granted American citizenship, but that doesn't mean that everyone has to agree with it. America is actually very much in the minority when it comes to this issue. Very few countries in the world actually grant a person citizenship just because they were born in the country. At least one parent must be a citizen of said country. I tend to agree with this. I am an American citizen, and my husband is a citizen of Japan. Our son was born here in Bangkok, Thailand, BUT he is not a Thai citizen. Neither of his parents are Thai citizens, so he needs a visa just like we do, even though he was born here. I have absolutely no problem with that. Also, the automatic citizenship given to anyone born on US soil can and does result in thousands of people taking advantage of it for their own benefit. It does create problems, and I do tend to side with the majority of the world in feeling that at least one parent needs to be a citizen to have citizenship.
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/06/03 09:45:03
    NO
    Lady Whitewolf

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