Saturday, May 29, 2010
Birthright Citizenship take that away and the native Americans will be alone here in the USA
Right now there is a lot of Hoopla about certain hate groups wanting to end birthright citizenship - I will say over and over, the same people saying this would be ruling their own families out of the picture using the same logic.
I got a good chuckle out of this: As recent as 112 years ago the following language was used in immigration court of law in determination of someones immigration status.
United States v. Wong Kim Ark, 169 U.S. 649 (1898)
The principal alternative system, jus sanguinis, used in most civil law European countries, grants citizenship by descent or blood -- that is, according to the citizenship of one's parents. This system obviously could not have operated in the United States at its inception, where, except for American Indians, the inhabitants were citizens of other countries.
This is congressional testimony in 1995, WALTER DELLINGER, Assistant Attorney General Writes: "A bill that would deny citizenship to children born in the United States to certain classes of alien parents is unconstitutional on its face.
A constitutional amendment to restrict birthright citizenship, although not technically unlawful, would flatly contradict the Nation's constitutional history and constitutional traditions."-see: http://www.justice.gov/olc/deny.tes.31.htm#N_2_ scroll down to note NUMBER 9 to see what I am referencing.
112 years ago is not really that long ago.