If a child is born in the United States, he or she is automatically a US citizen, even if the parents are not.
This won't be the case, however, if some GOP lawmakers get their way.
Their rationale: these children, when they turn 18, can petition for their parents to be granted citizenship. Knowing this, immigrants are sneaking into the country in order to give birth, in the hopes that this will produce a big pay-off in 18 years. So they're trying to pass a bill eliminating 'Birthright Citizenship'.
Right. That's it. It's not that you're all a bunch of racist fucks.
By the way, the 14th Amendment reads, in part:
"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."
Conservatives never have been too fond of that amendment, though.