Birthright Citizenship: Constitution Above Controversy

Joe WolvertonThe New American – very Republican presidential candidate has weighed in on the issue of birthright citizenship, a concept formerly known as “anchor babies.”

As reported by The New American, Donald Trump sparked this latest birthright brushfire when he released his campaign’s immigration plan that called for an end to the policy of recognizing as citizens children born to illegal immigrants. “This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration,” Trump wrote. “By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including [Democratic Senate Minority Leader] Harry Reid, who said ‘no sane country’ would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.”

On August 28 during an appearance on the Hugh Hewitt radio show, GOP contender and former governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee said he would support a law eliminating the granting of citizenship to the children of foreigners present without permission in the United States.

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