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Birthright citizenship and the general public

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It's amazing how little the general public knows about birthright citizenship and the 14th amendment. I was at the hospital for preterm labor and the medical assistant who was doing my registration asked if the baby would be an American citizen. She also proceeded to say that they often see tourist births in their hospital so it's not uncommon. When I explained to her that the baby had a right to citizenship even had my SO not been a USC she was utterly shocked. Just an interesting observation.

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Wow... You'd think the hospital staff would know about it, but I guess they don't have much to do with citizenship... Once you get the birth certificate, you're all good to go.

Despite all it's controversy, birthright citizenship is one thing I love about America. Its a country of immigrants and birthright citizenship gives a clear, simple rule. My home country abandoned it decades back, and it's created a huge mess for young people trying to do something as simple as a passport application.


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I am against flat birthright citizenship...but it's what we have and people should definitely know that. It leads to the anchor baby scenario. I think you should either have an USC parent or at least one parent that is a legally resident and living in U.S. territory.

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Something that is a stretch from the original purpose of the Amendment and certainly not fit for purpose.


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Despite all it's controversy, birthright citizenship is one thing I love about America. Its a country of immigrants and birthright citizenship gives a clear, simple rule.

In the last 30 years BirthRight has been taken advantage of by way to many people from other countries, Mexico is the number on offender........

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I think people are experts in their field, but I wouldn't;t expect them to be experts in anything else. We VJ'ers are a lot more involved in immigration rules and rights then most. I can honestly say I don't know a thing about Canadian immigration :)


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