Born in the U.S.A.
Some Americans want to reconsider "birthright" citizenship, even though it's protected by the Fourteenth Amendment.
The source: “Defining ‘American’: Birthright Citizenship and the Original Understanding of the Fourteenth Amendment” by James C. Ho, in Green Bag, Summer 2006.
According to a recent poll, 49 percent of Americans believe that the U.S.-born child of an illegal alien should not be entitled to U.S. citizenship. Removing this right would take away one of the magnets drawing illegal immigrants into the country, say critics, and relieve the...