Tag: birthright citizenship

It may not stop in Arizona - Photo: Fibonacci Blue/flickr

State and Local Proposals to Regulate Immigration on the Rise

A lack of federal action on immigration reform has created a vacuum which state legislators are rushing to fill. If the first two weeks are any indication, 2011 is going to be a headline-grabbing year for immigration.

Representative Elton Gallegly

New Head of Immigration Subcommittee No Friend of Immigration, Say Advocates

California Congressman Elton Gallegly is a surprise choice to head the committee.

Wong Kim Ark, subject of a federal immigration investigation case conducted under the Chinese Exclusion Act (1882-1943) of the United States.

Wong Kim Ark: One of the Original “Anchor Babies” and Decidedly a U.S. Citizen

The current challenge to the birthright citizenship clause of the 14th amendment is nothing new–the Supreme Court took on the issue back in 1898.

U.S. Constitution - Photo: Chuck Coker/flickr

14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is Latest Immigration Battleground

GOP leaders have proposed a change to the U.S. Constitution that would prevent the children of undocumented immigrants from being granted American citizenship, even if they are born on U.S. soil.