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  • Those voting no should at least get their facts straight.

    The concept of "anchor babies" did not exist when the 14th Amendment was written after the Civil War, mainly to assure former slaves of citizenship. One person seemed to confuse this with the 15th Amendment, which gave black males the right to vote. Last year, nearly 300,000 Chinese women came to the U.S. to deliver their babies, and many illegal immigrants use the law, as well. Legal immigrants should certainly be granted citizenship for their children, but this law is being abused, and should be addressed in Congress.

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  • Yes, it was originally intended to protect blacks because they were brought here.

    Today however it has changed to allow anyone that steps foot here and has a kid to claim American relatives. Being born in a piece of land doesn't magically make you an American. Its the culture, the values you follow, where your loyalties lie.

    Anchor babies have been a huge problem in Spain and they are beginning to change this, and more and more low skilled and uneducated individuals coming into the country are using such tactic to stay. ANd yet what can they provide for their kid? Do they value education? This country over their native one, this culture over their native one?

    Again, being born on a piece of land doesn't magically make you its citizen, it isn't blood or location that matters is the culture you follow.

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  • Change the 14th amendment

    Today however it has changed to allow anyone that steps foot here and has a kid to claim American relatives. Being born in a piece of land doesn't magically make you an American. Its the culture, The values you follow, Where your loyalties lie.

    Anchor babies have been a huge problem in Spain and they are beginning to change this, And more and more low skilled and uneducated individuals coming into the country are using such tactic to stay. ANd yet what can they provide for their kid? Do they value education? This country over their native one, This culture over their native one?

    Again, Being born on a piece of land doesn't magically make you its citizen, It isn't blood or location that matters is the culture you follow.

  • I believe that the 14th amendment should be changed.

    I feel that way because illegal aliens can come into the U. S. A and have a child that's an American citizen and then get a visa from them. Its not fair to the immigrants that come here the correct way. Illegals also take away our jobs and most importantly our tax money. The illegals can apply for free things from our government but I have to pay for it. I'm not wealthy and can barely afford to get my own needs met why should I have to pay for someone that's not even part of my community.

  • The 14th Amendment BirthRight Provision is Dangerous

    The basis for the BIRTHRIGHT provision no longer exists. With accelerating climate, Political and economic instability, More non-citizens will be attempting to FLOCK to this country to bear their babies and dilute the benefits that by right. . Should go to the children of citizens who have contributed. . Not to the off-spring of non-citizens.

  • Laws Should Change with The Times. . . .

    Laws created so many years ago by our forefathers were not meant to be abused as they are today. Just because your born in the USA does or should not mean your a US citizen. Look into how many other democratic countries allow this. I would suggest every 50 years reviewing our laws for possible changes.

  • No Anchor Babies

    The 14th amendment- rightfully- enfranchised ex slaves and American Indians who were born within the United States and its territories.
    It corrected a terrible injustice.
    It was not meant to make citizens of children on illegal ins or tourists who accidentally - or intentionally - gave birth with the US.
    The off spring of permanent residents or those awaiting citizenship? Fine and just. Otherwise it is an absurd idea to have children of non citizens become citizens.
    It is an unintended consequence of a Just idea gone award
    The 28th amendment should be adopted to amend the birthright clause

  • Yes, The 14th amendment should be changed.

    It is quite obvious when the 14th amendment was written, The country and the world were completely different. First of all, There was no way that it EVER was intended to apply to people in the country illegally! This was a no brainer because immigration was extremely limited and people here were therefore expected to here legally.
    Second of all, There were no airplanes and we didn't exactly have people coming here on vacation, So pretty much everyone who came here was coming to live here and only select individuals got to come here. Basically "anyone" could be changed to "anyone born to at least one parent who is a LEGAL immigrant or citizen" would make the 14th amendment much more reasonable.

  • The 14th amendment is old and outdated.

    The only two western countries to have citizenship by birth right is America and Canada. If you're American and you want to go live and work in Australia, Or UK, Or New Zealand, You need a visa. If your child is born then they get a Dependent Visa. Which allows them to live/study/work in the country. But they are not citizens. If you become a permanent resident, Your child will get permanent residency. If you become a citizen, Then so will your child.

    But if you're not a citizen, Your child does not magically get citizenship. These countries do not suffer from people flying to the country just to give birth.

    America does suffer from people flying over just to give birth. Just so their child will get citizenship. The Chinese fly over, Give birth, Fly back to China, Then send their kids back to America to go to school. These people are not patriotic to America. They are abusing an old system.

  • No it shouldnt be

    Yes we are one of the two western countries with this policy and it makes us accepting and open minded and welcoming as we should be. This country is built on immigrants and this will also strip away birthright citizenship of legal immigrants. I still can understand not giving citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants but the 14th amendment was a major part of US history & Trump's idea that he can change an amendment through executive order show his insane concept of his power.

  • Keep the 14th amendment

    Aqui no mas chambiando en el norte, Mis hijos son ciudadanos igual como yo. Los hijos de immigrantes que vinieron aqui pueden ir a la escuela desde ninos hasta que salgan de la Universidad. Pueden conseguir empleado. Esto es algo mu importante de los E. E. U. U. En el mundo todos nos tenemos que accepter. No es culpa de nadie que nos veamos diferentes. Pero todos somos humanos, Todos vivimos en esta tierra. Porque hay que ser cambios?

  • Leave It As It Stands

    Nothing could be more clear than the wording in this amendment. There is no way to get around it. For example: a child born in a state which has mandated that all newborns, By law, Must receive a dose of vitamin K at birth or shortly thereafter, Is subject to that law, Which satisfies the "subject to the jurisdiction" part of the wording.

    Changing the wording to fit one group or another's idea of what the intent was should not be allowed. It's plain the way it stands.

  • I do believe that it should not be changed

    I do understand the abusive part in which people abuse the system but illegal immigrants do have a purpose to come to America many don't have good lives and besides they add on and take jobs that many people don't do how many illegal immigrants do you see doing construction jobs and garbage collecting look out for the people who do things like they are working people by the ways of capitalism it is very hard to survive in America when you don't work and these people want there children to have better lives and grow up in places that is better for a child

  • The 14th amendment should not be changed

    The 14th amendment should not be changed because it gives to all who had been born in the united states of america so it makes everyone have the right to do what they want to do plus the ability to learn, Get jobs, And go to school unlike what it was in the 19 hundreds

  • Those voting yes are wrong

    They should not change the amendment because if you are born in the united states and you are not a citezen then thats dumb and someone said that you might be ploting against the U. S. But why woukd a baby plot againts there home, Why would a kid plot against there home. Now thats dumb.

  • You gud brooooooo

    This law should stay the same so everyone is equal. So no other laws are interfered with. I think if the 14th amendment wasnt there different kinds of people would be treated differently. So I think the 14th amendment should stay. So everything is the same and everyone else is equal.

  • Don't change the 14th amendment.

    If you were born in the United States then what type of citizen would you be? I do not think they should change the 14th amendment. All men are created equal and they should not change that law now, And never. Also, Being a United States citizen is very lucky to have.

  • It should not be changed

    It gave peace. It would be very rasist if we did not do this. This is a very importent milestone in American history. We would not be where we are without it. It changed many peoples lives. Peace is extremely importent in the world with no peace there is war.

  • I don't agree with either

    I think that it's great that when people are born in america they are americans because everyone is equal. But i also agree that it should be tweaked a little like not just people born in the US but people who have been there for a long time and who consider it home. Although being undocumented is wrong or sneaking into the US you can easily become documented so you can come into the US why sneak in when its easy to become documented.


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