The Supreme Court used the 14th Amendment of the Constitution to grant citizenship to freed Black Slaves after the Civil War. That same Amendment has been applied to anyone born in the United States, even if his or her parents are not citizens of the United States. The end result has been illegal aliens coming to the US to have babies to get them automatic citizenship, the so called anchor babies. We then have the issue of deporting illegal aliens that have "American" children.
Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump has raised the issue of stopping all of this and he is right. Very few countries in the world, if any, allow citizens from other countries to enter their countries, whether legally or illegally, having children that then become citizens of that country. And, neither should the United States. It is ridiculous that the children of illegal aliens, born in the United States, would automatically become citizens of the United States.
So, now we must add to the Term Limits and Balanced Budget issues, the Birth Right Constitutional Amendments to implement Common Sense, stop the fiscal insanity we see in government and help end the corruption that comes with elected representatives for life. At least one biological parent would have to be an American Citizen for a baby to be an American citizen. It is just plain crazy that we would grant automatic citizenship to babies born in the United States of illegal aliens.
I know, I know, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses", yada yada yada that is on the base of the Statue of Liberty and that would all be great if they did not then become eligible for all our Social Welfare Systems, which did not exist when all the immigrants came in the 1800's and 1900's. Then, it was either work or starve and as a result those immigrants built our country into an international powerhouse. We cannot take on all the poor and the hungry of the world "yearning to breathe free" because freedom cost money. It may sound heartless; but the United States is headed toward bankruptcy. We have to apply common sense going forward, or we will have no country.