Senator Lindsey Graham Wants To Eliminate “Birthright Citizenship”
South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham wants to amend the Constitution so that the children of immigrants would no longer be considered American citizens. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any child born in the United States.
“People come here to have babies,” he said. “They come here to drop a child. It’s called “drop and leave.” To have a child in America, they cross the border, they go to the emergency room, have a child, and that child’s automatically an American citizen. That shouldn’t be the case. That attracts people here for all the wrong reasons.”
Graham insisted that he wants to be “fair” and “humane” in dealing with the children of immigrants, but doesn’t want to see an already significant immigration issue become larger.
“I’m a practical guy, but when you go forward, I don’t want 20 million more 20 years from now,” he said. “I want to be fair. I want to be humane. We need immigration policy, but it should be on our terms, not someone else’s. I don’t know how to fix it all. But I do know what makes people mad, that 12 million people came here and there seems to be no system to deal with stopping 20 million 20 years from now.”Click here for reuse options!
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