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Eliminating Birthright Citizenship Would Compound Our Immigration Problems
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Eliminating Birthright Citizenship Would Compound Our Immigration Problems

Blaming babies for our immigration woes is just the latest trick from the restrictionist grab bag.

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Blaming babies for our immigration woes is just the latest trick from the restrictionist grab bag. The proposal to upend the constitutional principle of birthright citizenship is a blatant distraction from the real problems afflicting our nation’s dysfunctional immigration system. Ending birthright citizenship would not stop or even slow illegal immigration, and in fact would add to the undocumented population, as children, through no fault of their own, are born to parents without status. Members of Congress must move beyond election season stunts and display some actual leadership in solving the problems afflicting our broken immigration system.

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