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Birthright Citizenship

Coffman's Recycled Immigration Fakery

Jason Salzman | Posted 09.09.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Reporters shouldn't be fooled by Rep. Mike Coffman's recycled attempts to paint his Democratic challenger Morgan Carroll as anti-immigrant. Coffman tr...

Tancredo Eventually Decides Against Democrat Morgan Carroll

Jason Salzman | Posted 08.25.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

At this point, nothing about Tom Tancredo should surprise me, but surprised I was when he said Saturday he'd vote for Democratic State Sen. Morgan Car...

13 Photos Anyone Who's Been On Birthright Knows All Too Well

College Tourist | Posted 04.20.2017 | Travel
College Tourist

College Tourist By: Miranda Siwak, Elon University Because Birthright is one of the best travel journeys of a lifetime. For a young Jewish adult,...

Colorado Republicans Join Trump in Attacking Immigrants

Jason Salzman | Posted 03.18.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

In a Facebook post last week, State Sen. Laura Woods (R-Westminster) came out against birthright citizenship, the U.S. policy granting citizenship to...

Being Tough, Doing Wrong: The Shame of Mass Incarceration

Kermit Roosevelt | Posted 01.23.2017 | Politics
Kermit Roosevelt

Why does the United States incarcerate a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country in the world?

Reporters Should Press Coffman to Tell Us What He Thinks of Trump

Jason Salzman | Posted 01.22.2017 | Denver
Jason Salzman

After President Obama's State of the Union Address, KOA host April Zesbaugh gave Rep. Mike Coffman another chance to offer a thought or two about Dona...

The Importance of Asian Immigrants: Tom Hanks and Yick Wo

Frank H. Wu | Posted 12.18.2016 | Education
Frank H. Wu

Although public officials vied with one another to be more tough in preventing Asians coming here and abusing those already present, the Justices did not uniformly reject their claims. It was the opposite. Chinese entrepreneurs prevailed in Yick Wo. Their argument was novel.

When Did The Constitution Become A Religious Document?

John Compton | Posted 12.07.2016 | Politics
John Compton

When it comes to the Constitution, most of the self-proclaimed evangelicals in the current presidential field want to have it both ways. They pledge fidelity to the principles of the framers, yet their religiously inspired policies are often at odds with any plausible reading of the Constitution's text.

Ted Cruz Ties Immigrant 'Amnesty' To Nuclear Weapons In Iran

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 11.13.2015 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) isn't going to stand for opponent Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) painting him as moderate on immi...

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

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 10.18.2015 | Politics

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...

Could Trump Possibly Be Right: Are Legal Scholars Really Divided On The Issue Of Birth-Right Citizenship?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 09.20.2016 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The view that the constitution does not require birthrate citizenship is held by a handful of scholars and not "many," as Trump boasts.

Citizenship and the Constitution: A Legal History Lesson for Our Times

Paul Finkelman | Posted 09.14.2016 | Politics
Paul Finkelman

Whatever the nation decides to do about immigration, it cannot take away American citizenship from those people who were born here, even if their parents are undocumented. Such children are natural born citizens, or birthright citizens.

Immigrant Bashing Hurts Women Most

Martha Burk | Posted 09.08.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

The majority of women migrate to reunite with family, make a better life for their children, or escape violence that in their home countries. But our current laws make it harder for these women to come legally, and harder to become citizens when they do get here. So what do women need in real immigration overhaul?

Birthright America: A Letter From The Future

Haroon Moghul | Posted 09.08.2016 | Comedy
Haroon Moghul

My Dear Daughter, I never imagined you would not be an American citizen, like I used to be. You were born in America, after all, just like I was. But then Donald Trump came along.

Born in the U.S.A.

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.04.2016 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

If we wish to continue to be a world leader in a global economy, we must embrace all of our nation's children -- regardless of their gender, race, income, parents' immigration status, etc.

No, Really: Why Jon Stewart Should (Seriously) Host the Presidential Debate

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 09.03.2016 | Politics
Elizabeth Lazar

As viewers, we turned to Stewart when democracy was losing the plot. We charged him with the numinous task of separating the real from the unreal, the empty rhetoric from the suffering it caused.

Why Jon Stewart Should Moderate a Presidential Debate

Elizabeth Lazar | Posted 09.02.2016 | Media
Elizabeth Lazar

Jon Stewart reminded us that while democracy (and life) is funny, it can also be intermittently devastating, and leave the pausing complex thinkers eating the tyranny of inanities left by the panting race of power-obsessed double-dealers.

Mike Huckabee Shifts Stance On Birthright Citizenship

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said on Friday that he is open to changing the United States' birthright citizenship policy, marking a reversal fro...

The Citizen and The Court

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 08.28.2016 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

Mr. Trump's suggestion about repealing the Fourteenth Amendment gives us the opportunity to not only examine the case that gave rise to the Fourteenth Amendment but to compare that case with a more recent U.S. Supreme Court decision.

These Countries Show Why Losing Birthright Citizenship Could Be A Disaster

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 08.27.2015 | Politics

A significant portion of the GOP presidential field wants to end birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants, either by amendin...

Revoking 14th Amendment Birthright Citizenship: The Ultimate in Voter Suppression

Terry Connelly | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Terry Connelly

Presidential candidate Donald Trump and several of his Republican competitors have now endorsed the notion of doing away with the very first sentence of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution.

From a Recipient of Birthright Citizenship: Immigration Made America Great, Because Immigrants Are Us

Michael Shammas | Posted 08.27.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

Whether we are descended from majority who came here willfully and found a better life, or from the many who came here unwillingly and lived lives of destitution and terror, the fact remains: We are all transplants, all the descendants of immigrants who desired to have a flourishing life.

Jeb Bush Clarifies That He’s Concerned About Asian 'Anchor Babies,' Not Hispanic Ones

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 08.25.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful Jeb Bush claimed on Monday that his use of the term “anchor babies” was not offensive because he was referr...

Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Promotes Abuses in the US and the Dominican Republic

Ediberto Roman | Posted 08.23.2016 | Miami
Ediberto Roman

Trump is not only scapegoating immigrants, he is calling for an end to birthright citizenship. If his plan somehow succeeds, it may jeopardize the human rights of millions, particularly members of minority communities.

'Anchor Babies' and the GOP's Manifest Destiny Politics

Sikivu Hutchinson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Black Voices
Sikivu Hutchinson

Trump's call for a wall to protect U.S. borders from marauding Mexican criminals not only demonizes Latinos, but evokes toxic themes of Manifest Destiny that were used to justify American expansionism into Mexico. Themes that allowed white folk -- the U.S.' original "anchor babies" -- to be legitimized as citizens.