Tuesday, April 04, 2006

It ain't necessarily so.

Just heard John Eastman on Bill Bennett's radio show. and had my eyes opened about the understanding I've had forever that all persons born in this country are automatically citizens. That may be a false assumption. It's a matter of history and a case of a child of Chinese parents who were in the U.S. legally, where it was held that he was a citizen by reason of being born here. Eastman says that there has never been a case testing the proposition that children born here to illegal aliens are citizens. This is an important question, and one that most Americans don't know exists. This would seem to be a propitious time to test it, either through legislation or litigation.

Julie O. blogs about this. I'm not sure if I agree with her conclusions, but she does a good job of providing the background on the issue.


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