Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Should Every U.S. Born Child Be Considered A Citizen?

Georgia congressman, Nathan Deal (R), is proposing a law that would take away automatic citizenship to babies born in the United States. As it stated in the 14th Amendment, anyone born on U.S. soil is granted birthright citizenship, but Congressman Deal says that automatic citizenship encourages illegal immigration. He proposes that the wording in the Amendment be changed to state that babies born in the U.S. would automatically have citizenship only if at least one of their parents is a U.S. citizen or national, a legal permanent resident of the U.S., or actively serving in the U.S. military.

What do you think about this proposal? Is it fair to the babies to be called illegal immigrants even if they are born in the United States?