Birthright Denied

By ASPIREist | ASPIREist Original. Debi Nova takes us to a small town in Texas where newborns are denied birth certificates, in violation of the 14th Amendment. CALL TO ACTION: Go to https://www.change.org/p/texas-governor-greg-abbott-give-u-s-citizen-children-birth-certificates to petition our government.

Episode 4, Segment 1: Birthright Denied

3 Things You Should Know About Birthright Citizenship

Every few years, the common law concept of <i>jus soli —</i> or birthright citizenship — comes back into the news.<p>This time, it was thrust onto the stage by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who just unveiled an immigration plan. One of his proposals is to stop automatically giving …

Texas Governor Greg Abbott: Give U.S. Citizen Children Birth Certificates

<b>Under the United States Constitution, every person born in the United States is a US citizen regardless of the immigration status of his or her</b> …

ASPIREist Original: Birthright Denied

What if the U.S. ended birthright citizenship?

Ending birthright citizenship could make the nation's undocumented immigrant population larger, not smaller, and create new problems.<p>Donald Trump, …

Is it possible to end birthright citizenship?

A policy paper released by 2016 Republican frontrunner Donald Trump this weekend has reopened a question in the immigration debate that some of …

Citizenship

Voices: Empty words about birthright citizenship

MIAMI — For the past few weeks, we've watched Republican presidential candidates argue about the 147-year-old practice of granting U.S. citizenship to people born in this country.<p>GOP front-runner Donald Trump, who has made opposition to undocumented immigration a hallmark of his campaign, got the …

Government

The Border War on Birthright Citizenship

The first time that María was told that she couldn't get a birth certificate for her Texas-born infant daughter, she shrugged it off. The 41-year-old …

Birthright citizenship: Can Donald Trump change the Constitution?

(CNN)Birthright citizenship has been a hot topic on the campaign trail the past few days, especially after Donald Trump released a new immigration policy paper calling for an end to granting automatic citizenship to children born in the U.S.<p>Trump's policy paper said birthright citizenship "remains …

Constitutional Law

Defining 'American': Birthright Citizenship And The 14th Amendment

In response to increasing frustration with illegal immigration, lawmakers and activists are hotly debating various proposals to combat incentives to …

Constitutional Law

This Is What Would Happen if We Repealed Birthright Citizenship

After launching his presidential bid by calling Mexican immigrants "rapists," Donald Trump last week unveiled his plan for immigration reform: He'd …

Immigration

Birthright Citizenship Is the Good Kind of American Exceptionalism

Birthright citizenship—the principle that any person born in the United States is automatically a citizen—has been embedded in the Constitution since …

Birthright Citizenship Wasn’t Born in America

Blame Elizabeth I for Donald Trump’s least-favorite policy.<p>Giving squalling infants membership in the polity: Whose idea was that, anyway?<p>It’s a natural question to ask, now that Donald Trump’s proposal to scrap what he calls “birthright citizenship,” or what others call Section 1 of the Fourteenth …

Foreign Policy

The Front Line Against Birthright Citizenship

Last month, Maria Isabel Perales Serna, an undocumented Mexican immigrant who’s lived in Texas for the past fourteen years, risked deportation to give a signed and sworn statement as part of a lawsuit against the state. Perales’s daughter was born last year in McAllen, Texas, but when Perales went …

Texas

Texas Won't Stop Denying Immigrants' Children Birth Certificates -- For Now

But "grave concerns regarding the treatment of citizen children born to immigrant parents" mean the case must move forward.<p>Texas officials do not have to make it easier for undocumented immigrants to get birth certificates for their children born in the state while a legal challenge proceeds in …

Judge grills both sides in birth certificate case

In a hearing Friday over the state’s refusal to grant birth records to nearly 30 immigrant parents, a federal judge seemed sympathetic to the …

Birth Certificate

Judge Rules That Texas Can Deny Birth Certificates to Immigrants' Children

Today in terrible news out of Texas: U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman has denied an injunction sought by immigrant families seeking birth …

Texas Birth Certificate Rules Often Unenforced

Texas has for seven years said it won't accept Mexican identification cards when issuing birth certificates for children of people in the United States illegally. But it doesn't appear to have stepped up enforcement until recently, amid mounting political pressure to get tougher on immigration, …

Government

Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance - "Texas Can Do Better"

Where the GOP 2016 Candidates Stand on Birthright Citizenship

With his call over the weekend to "end birthright citizenship," Donald Trump reignited a political debate over whether children born in the United States should be denied citizenship if their parents are undocumented immigrants.<p>Here's where the 2016 GOP contenders stand on the issue:<p><b>THOSE IN FAVOR</b> …

U.S. Politics

Reform Immigration for Texas Alliance (RITA)

<b>Organizing Texan communities around the need for immigration reform</b><p>In July 2009, the Border Network for Human Rights(BNHR) and its partners across …