Birthright Citizenship Debate

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The birthright citizenship is a controversial topic that has caused a debate between the people who are in favor of it and those who do not. According to the author Linda Chavez in her essay called “The Case for Birthright Citizenship,” if birthright citizenship ends, it would change what it means to be an American. Likewise, the author and professor of law Ediberto Roman, in his article “The Proposal to Eliminate Birthright Citizenship Is Long on Attacks, Short on Legality,” says that legally eliminating the birthright citizenship will cause too much trouble and would not succeed. Birthright citizenship should not be modified because it is a symbol of American equality and inclusion.
The discussion over birthright citizenship starts with the 14th
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of parents in the country illegally.” On the other hand, Roman stated, “Trump’s proposal would require a constitutional amendment, which would require a two-thirds majority vote in both the House and the Senate, followed by ratification of three-fourths of the states, or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures.” To begin with, a president cannot abolish a law by itself, it has to have a process of evaluation keeping in mind the pros and cons, and other government organizations has to participate as well. In addition, ending this law will change the idea of America as the land of opportunity. Many different immigrants come to the U.S. because it offers them a variety of life options they might not have had in their homelands. If it ends, it would totally change what America has been, an inclusive country, since the 14th Amendment was established (late