[Video] Jan 13 – Fox 5 News Atlanta – Newsmaker: Birthright Citizenship Debate

http://www.myfoxatlanta.com/dpp/news/newsmake%3A-birthright-citizenship-debate-011311 [see Video at Link]

Newsmaker: Birthright Citizenship Debate

Updated: Thursday, 13 Jan 2011, 11:52 PM EST
Published : Thursday, 13 Jan 2011, 11:27 PM EST

By: RUSS SPENCER/myfoxatlanta

ATLANTA – Some state lawmakers who don’t think children born in the U.S. to illegal immigrants should automatically receive citizenship. Lawmakers gathered in Washington recently to discuss their legal options.

The 14th Amendment was passed after the Civil War, primarily to guarantee citizenship to freed slaves.

More recently, the Supreme Court has said the amendment grants citizenship to a child born in the U.S., whether the parent is here legally or not.

Attorney Jeremiah Jarmin and Jerry Gonzales, the director of the Georgia Association of Latino elected officials, discussed the birthright citizenship debate at the FOX 5 Studios Thursday.

via Newsmaker: Birthright Citizenship Debate.

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