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GOP conveniently ignoring 14th amendment in immigration battle

The 14th amendment to the Constitution reads in part, "All persons born … in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States … . No State shall … deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." This language is unambiguous. If you're born in the United States, you are a citizen. Your citizenship does not depend upon your parents' citizenship or place of birth or permanent residence. Why, then, would anyone question the citizenship status of a person born in Des Moines or Detroit or Denver? If you're a Republican candidate for President, being a nativist might float your...

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