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Birthright Citizenship

Immigration 'Linsanity'

David Leopold | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
David Leopold

Lin might not be playing for the Knicks, or for any other team in the NBA, if the anti-immigrant restrictionists had their way.

Time to End Birthright Citizenship?

Howard Foster | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Howard Foster

Some legal scholars believe Congress cannot make this change by statute because of the Wong Kim Ark decision. I disagree, because that case did not concern the child of an illegal immigrant.

American Heritage Dictionary Redefines "Anchor Baby" as "Offensive" and "Disparaging"

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 02.05.2012 | Latino Voices
Mary Giovagnoli

While the origins are not reflected in the definition, characterizing the term as both "offensive" and "disparaging" says volumes about how it is used in real life.

"Anchor Baby" Added to New American Heritage Dictionary

Mary Giovagnoli | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Mary Giovagnoli

While dictionaries may be neutral, language isn't. "Anchor baby" is a term that epitomizes the way words reflect and reframe a debate.

Immigration and Birthright Citizenship: Constitutional and Personal Narratives

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

A Better Life show that the dreams of immigrant parents for their children, and the struggles of such children to forge their own identities, are not just Latino, Asian, European, or African immigrant stories. These are American stories.

Elton Gallegly's (R-CA) Immigration Strategy: Destroy California's Economy and the GOP's Future with Latinos

Frank Sharry | Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics
Frank Sharry

Rep. Gallegly works in concert with Representatives Lamar Smith and Steve King on a strategy they call "attrition through enforcement." That's code for mass deportation.

Taking Aim at the Constitution Won't Make Us Safer

Mike Fishman | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics
Mike Fishman

Instead of appeasing Tea Party extremists and wealthy right wing donors, Republicans should get on board with the rational majority of Americans who want to see our immigration system fixed.

GOP Overreach: The Mess That Greed and Ignorance Made

David A. Love | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

Republican overreach is in the air. You can see it, smell it, taste it everywhere, as you have in years past. And the only surprise is that is that it happened so quickly this time around.

4-Year-Old Deported By Feds Is Coming Home

Posted 05.28.2011 | New York

The 4-year-old US citizen who was de facto deported by Customs and Border Protection is coming back to America, in style. "Immigration treated her li...

Elise Foley

Feds Send 4-Year-Old U.S. Citizen Back To Guatemala

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A 4-year-old girl born in New York was detained by immigration officials and then sent back to Guatemala, separating her from her parent...

Protecting the 14th Amendment

Eva Paterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Eva Paterson

For almost 150 years, the 14th Amendment has been the backbone of civil rights law in America. Its protection of individual rights for all -- from fre...

Weekly Diaspora: Sweeping AZ Immigration Bills Target Undocumented Children

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Arizona state Senate moved forward with two controversial measures this week that threaten to m...

Elise Foley

Arizona Sets Stage For Another Legal Showdown Over Immigration

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The lawmaker behind Arizona's infamous bill cracking down on undocumented immigrants has introduced additional anti-immigrant legislatio...

Elise Foley

GOP Senators Target Birthright Citizenship For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican Sens. David Vitter (La.) and Rand Paul (Ky.) are seeking to deny birthright citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants...

Weekly Diaspora: Why Arizona's Birthright Bill is Bad for the Economy

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are expected to introduce an "anchor baby" bill today that would deny birthright ...

Truths and Untruths About the Constitutional Origins of Birthright Citizenship

Elizabeth B. Wydra | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Elizabeth B. Wydra

As Americans and our elected leaders engage in debate over immigration and the constitutional guarantee of citizenship at birth, we should all agree that misleading statements history do not help.

Weekly Diaspora: Tucson Shooting Reshapes Explosive Immigration Debate

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger The Tucson shooting that left Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) critically wounded and 6 oth...

Weekly Diaspora: In 2011, Birthright Citizenship in the Crosshairs

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Yesterday, a coalition of anti-immigrant lawmakers from 14 states unveiled their much-anticipated b...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona vs. 'Anchor Babies'

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger After commanding the world's attention in 2010 with its cavalier stance on immigration, the Arizona...

Repeal, Redemption, and Ripple Effects

Hans Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hans Johnson

Any talk of redeeming acts in public life tends to focus on individuals. Character and career are the arcs of this familiar story line, punched up by ...

Key House Republican Vows To Take On Longstanding Constitutional Amendment

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), fresh off of a massive GOP victory earlier this month that is looking likely to make him a key pilot of the next Congress's ...

McConnell: 14th Amendment, Birthright Citizenship Should Be Reviewed By Congress

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told The Hill on Monday that Congress "ought to take a look at" changing the 14th Amendment, which give...

Birthright Citizenship Is Bedrock Americanism

Van Gosse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Gosse

When you hear that birthright citizenship is not part of the America conceived by the Founding Fathers, take a strong drink of skepticism.

The 14th Amendment and the Essential Question

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

It will be interesting to see whether an old idea -- that anyone born here is part of the United States by right -- will survive the bruising arguments over who belongs, who's in, and who's out.

Arizona Immigration Law Architects Turn Sights On 14th Amendment, Birthright Citizenship

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two of the legislative brains behind Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law are now seeking to draft a bill that would cut down 14th Amendmen...