AFF B Speech Resolved: Birthright citizenship should be abolished in the United States.

Definitions: Birthright citizenship: the guarantee that any person born within the territory of the U.S. is granted citizenship by birth. (US Legal) Should: is appropriate to Abolished: ended Contention 1: The reasoning of birthright citizenship goes against the constitution because not all children born in the United States are citizens. “All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.” (Section 1, 14th Ammendment, Passed by congress on June 13, 1866) “The fourteenth amendment was designed to grant citizenship to recently freed slaves” (PBS News, “The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow”) The clause in the amendment: “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” was designed to limit citizenship from the children of Native Americans, foreign diplomats and soldiers, categories governed by other entities” (Peter Schuck, Yale Law Professor, New York Times, August 13, 2010) “In 1898, the Supreme Court ruled that birthright citizenship applied to resident, legal immigrants, but there is no direct federal ruling on the application of birthright citizenship to illegal immigrants. Therefore, Congress can act on birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants without a constitutional amendment.” (Peter Schuck, Yale Law Professor, New York Times, August 13, 2010) “No other developed country except Canada, which has relatively few illegal immigrants, allows birthright citizenship.” (Peter Schuck, Yale Law Professor, New York Times, August 13, 2010) “Lawmakers from 40 states say the 14th Amendment has been wrongly applied to those born purposefully on U.S. soil to gain American citizenship.” (CNN, Ed Hornick, April 28, 2011) “The phrase "subject to the jurisdiction" of the United States may not apply to people who have committed fraud or otherwise flouted U.S. laws in order to live here.” (Charlotte Allen, Los Angeles Times, September 20, 2010). Therefore, the elimination of birthright citizenship for illegal immigrants would not

340.1 billion dollars spent educating the children of illegal immigrants who do not pay taxes. and we have 4. and that child's automatically an American citizen It attracts people here for all the wrong reasons. Harry Reid. law. Since birthright citizenship encourages illegal immigration and “undocumented workers .000 of 4. Latin for ‘right of the soil’.require changing the constitution because illegal immigrants are not subject to the jurisdiction of U. 2010. Los Angeles Times.000 by the 340.3 million babies born in the US in 2008 were the offspring of unauthorized immigrants (Jeffery Passel and Paul Taylor. senior demographers at the Pew Hispanic Center. they go to the emergency room. 2010) "If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child. Republican Senator South Carolina. on opposing sides of the political spectrum. 2011) “It encourages illegal immigrants to come here to drop a child.' To have a child in America. It is now the negation’s burden to prove why we should ignore the clause of the 14th amendment if they hope to prove why birthright citizenship should not be abolished. September 20.000 students. August 3. Contention 2: Birthright citizenship undermines our immigration system while simultaneously putting a strain on our economy.” encouraging illegal rather than proper legal immigration (ABC News. March 10. there was typically no going back. is a New World phenomenon that dates back to a time when any sort of travel to America. And that's a lot of services.000 to $27. Nowadays we live in a different world. It's called 'drop and leave. we reward that child with U. have a child. CNN April 28. was arduous. Cato Institute) Multiply the minimum of $12. both oppose birthright citizenship on the basis that it undermines our immigration system. and assimilation to American mores and American patriotism (including learning English) was the enforced cultural norm. one in which a multicultural ideology discourages assimilation and travel has made it easy to cross borders. 2010) Reid and Graham. August 11." (Democratic Senate Majority Leader. they cross the border. citizenship and guarantee a full access to all public and social services this society provides. “The idea of jus soli.000 annually” (Adam Schaeffer.S. Pupil Spending in schools ranges from $12. including immigration.” (Charlotte Allen. Lindsey Graham.S. 2010) “Per.

” (Adam Davidson. they are a drain on government spending. The reason is that it causes more harm than good.998% of the time. My partner and I urge a vote for the affirmative: Birthright citizenship should be abolished in the United States. nourishment.1 million children have an undocumented immigrant for a parent” (Albor Ruiz. 2011). Response to argument that we still deport parents of anchor babies: “There are 5. There is a reason why both ends of the political spectrum and virtually every other develop country on Earth oppose birthright citizenship. 2006). but 3. November 04. While documented immigrants pay taxes for these services. birthright citizenship helps illegal immigrants stay in the United States. Anchor babies encourage risky behavior. detriment to mother and baby. but still use the services nonetheless.000 immigration orphans in the United States. NPR. This means that 99. illegal immigrants do not pay taxes. March 30. It is unfair to the legal immigrants and citizens to allow birthright citizenship to stand because it stimulates waves of illegal immigration. etc. .don't pay income taxes but do use schools and other government services. New York Daily News.

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