Birthright citizenship shouldn’t apply to children whose parents are here illegally. The 14th Amendment specifically contains a “subject to the jurisdiction of” clause that should make it easy to limit citizenship grants only to those children whose parents have followed our laws. As, for example, children of foreign diplomats who are born here are not automatically granted citizenship.

Most mature Western democracies have sane policies about this. Germany and France do not have “birthright citizenship.”

Retired software developer, husband, father. Student of history. Met Fan

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