The utter humanitarian disaster we are witnessing on our southern border, deliberately orchestrated by the Obama administration as a part of his effort to fundamentally transform America, has pushed birthright citizenship back into the discussion.
Because the current policy is that any child who is born here, even to an illegal alien, is automatically a citizen of the United States, pregnant illegal aliens by the thousands commit criminal trespass in order to give birth on U.S. soil. There is also a bustling business in birth tourism, where pregnant foreigners on tourist visas are hosted by a growing hospitality industry devoted to their comfort until the day of delivery – and U.S. citizenship – arrives.
All this has led to calls to amend our Constitution to bring this misguided and misdirected practice to an end.
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