Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Ending Birthright Citizenship Would Be Costly for Americans

"Repealing birthright citizenship would be the equivalent of “a tax on
every child born in America,” said Grover Norquist, president of
Americans for Tax Reform. He was commenting on a recent National
Foundation for American Policy study by immigration expert Margaret
Stock
, a former professor at West Point and an attorney with the law
firm of Lane Powell. (A copy of the study can be found here.)

Birthright citizenship guarantees U.S. citizenship to almost all
babies born on U.S. soil, with the children of diplomats the primary
exception. We take for granted as Americans that we don’t need to hire
attorneys and fight through a bureaucratic maze to prove the child of a
baby born in a U.S. hospital is an American