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Sat Jul 21, 2018, 10:03 PM

Are all natural born children American citizens?

Are all natural born children American citizens?

No… there is one exception.

Children of diplomats.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/birthright-citizenship-is-a-fundamental-constitutional-value/2018/07/20/49d7f9d2-8c46-11e8-8b20-60521f27434e_story.html?utm_term=.afecc93b0471&wpisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

“The Supreme Court has long defined “subject to the jurisdiction” to carve out from the birthright citizenship guarantee only the children of diplomats who are immune from prosecution under U.S. laws. Meanwhile, if undocumented immigrants or their children commit a crime in the United States, they can be and are punished under U.S. law. In other words, they are - obviously! - subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. If born on American soil, they are also citizens of the United States.”

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Amendment 14
(Passed by Congress June 13, 1866. Ratified July 9, 1868.)

Section 1. 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. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

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brush Jul 2018 #1
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Response to keithbvadu2 (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 10:33 PM

1. Yes, except for the exception you point out. The repugs want to change that though.

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Sun Jul 22, 2018, 12:23 AM

2. Yes, that's why Russians fly into Florida, to stay at Trump properties and deliver their babies.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 22, 2018, 12:48 AM

3. Wealthy Chinese fly to California to give birth

Don't think they're big patrons of Trump properties though.

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