See: [COLOR=blue]In Praise of Birthright Citizenship[/COLOR]
” The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, adopted 144 years ago on July 9, provides for the grant of birthright citizenship to the American-born children of unauthorized immigrants and lawful immigrants with various forms of residency. Despite the current controversy around this provision, the 14th Amendment is unintentionally successful as a policy for assimilating the children of immigrants.”
The fact is, the 14[SUP]th[/SUP] Amendment was intentionally adopted to provide birth right citizenship to children born to a parent “subject to the jurisdiction” of the United States.
And just what does “subject to the jurisdiction” within the 14[SUP]th[/SUP] Amendment mean?
Mr. TRUMBULL responds to the above as follows [COLOR=blue]SEE: page 2893, Congressional Globe, 39th Congress (1866) [/COLOR]
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“The provision is, that “all persons born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens.” That means “subject to the complete jurisdiction thereof.” . . . “What do we mean by “subject to the jurisdiction of the United States?” Not owing allegiance to anybody else. That is what it means.”
Mr. Trumbull later emphasizes in crystal clear language that: “It cannot be said of any Indian who owes allegiance, partial allegiance if you please, to some other Government that he is “subject to the jurisdiction of the United States”
Mr. JOHNSON then rises to say: ***“…there is no definition in the Constitution as it now stands as to citizenship. Who is a citizen of the United States is an open question….there is no definition as to how citizenship can exist in the United States except through the medium of a citizenship in a State. ******
“Now, all that this amendment provides is, that all persons born in the United States and not subject to some foreign Power–for that, no doubt, is the meaning of the committee who have brought the matter before us–shall be considered as citizens of the United States.”*** …he then continues “…the amendment says that citizenship may depend upon birth, and I know of no better way to give rise to citizenship than the fact of birth within the territory of the United States, born of parents who at the time were subject to the authority of the United States.”
And then there is John A. Bingham, chief architect of the 14th Amendment’s first section who considered the proposed national law on citizenship as ***“simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen…” ***[COLOR=blue]Cong.Globe, page 1291(March 9, 1866) middle column half way down.[/COLOR]
And so, a baby born to a foreign national mother while on American soil is not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States within the meaning of the 14th Amendment, nor becomes a citizen of the United States upon birth.
Of course, the Cato Institute, having an agenda promoting unrestricted immigration, will use its resources to advance propaganda rather than rely upon truth and historical facts which conflict with its irrational unrestricted open border agenda.
[SIZE=4]Without our Fifth Column Media, Loretta Lynch and a corrupted FBI, Hillary Clinton and Barack Hussein Obama, would be making license tags in a federal penitentiary