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Birthright Citizenship and the Battle over Illegal Immigration

The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution: 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.

The following "Capitol Hill Briefing" took place on October 25, 2010, and features Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Margaret Stock, Adjunct professor of political science, University of Alaska — Anchorage; moderated by Stuart Anderson, Executive Director, National Foundation for American Policy, and adjunct scholar, Cato Institute.