Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: The Impact of Repealing Birthright Citizenship
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: The Impact of Repealing Birthright Citizenship

May 11, 2011, 12:00pm – 1:30pm

About This Event

The 14th Amendment’s provision that "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States" has long been understood to guarantee automatic citizenship for all those born on American soil. Yet recently, some state and federal lawmakers have proposed changing the law to exclude children born to undocumented immigrants from what has come to be known as "birthright citizenship." In March, the Arizona state legislature rejected such a measure, but similar initiatives are proliferating throughout the states and House Judiciary Committee Chair Lamar Smith (R-TX) has declared his intention to hold hearings on the subject.

On Wednesday, May 11, 2011, the Center for American Progress and the American Constitution Society will bring together leading thinkers to discuss what our nation would look like and the impact on all Americans were the 14th Amendment’s guarantee to be repealed.

Welcoming Remarks:

Caroline Fredrickson
, Executive Director, American Constitution Society


Wade Henderson
, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

Margaret Stock, Adjunct Instructor, University of Alaska Anchorage

Priscilla Huang
, Associate Policy Director, Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum

Sam Fulwood III
, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Angela Maria Kelley
, VP for Immigration Policy and Advocacy, Center for American Progress

A light lunch will be provided at 11:30 am.


RSVP for this event

For more information, call 202-682-1611


Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions 
Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center