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  •  Not "subject to the jurisdiction thereof." (0+ / 0-)

    The 14th Amendment states:

    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.
    George Will wrote a column, a few months to a couple of years ago, stating that we don't need a constitutional amendment to deny the citizenship of anchor babies; we can enact a statute saying that illegal immigrants are not "subject to the jurisdiction."

    Imagine that such a law had been passed while Bill Clinton was president. Then imagine that one of the hijacked planes on 9/11 had overpowered the hijackers and safely returned the plane to the ground. The hijackers say they're illegal immigrants, therefore they're not subject to the jurisdiction if the United States.

    Wouldn't the authors of the bill look foolish for having given diplomatic immunity to illegal immigrants?

    The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

    by Judge Moonbox on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:08:19 PM PST

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