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Immigrants' kids, sport hunting and respect: Letters

Immigrants' kids, sport hunting and respect: Letters

Birthright citizenship Advocates for revoking citizenship from the children of unauthorized immigrants make the argument that the 14th Amendment would simply omit the words "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States. The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868, less than three years after the end of the Civil War. The Citizenship Clause of this amendment was a direct response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Dred Scott v. Sanford in 1857. This decision held that people of African descent were not citizens of the United States. African people who were born in the United States had no nation that they were members of. The argument is advanced that Congress can...

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