Tagged: birthright citizenship


Why Birthright Citizenship Is So Simple

  “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside.” This phrase (particularly “subject to the jurisdiction of”) is at the heart of the controversy of birthright citizenship. Unfortunately, for people...


What is Birthright Citizenship?

  Donald Trump’s newly released immigration proposal is to stop automatically giving citizenship to most people born on U.S. soil. It seems every cycle, jus soli or birthright citizenship, is threatened by the GOP caucus.   Dred Scott v. Sandford (1857) In it, the Supreme Court held that African Americans,...