While I applaud the efforts of Reps. Steve King (R-IA), Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Kenny Marchant (R-Texas), Schweikert (R-Ariz.) and Alan Nunnelee (R-Miss.) for offering the leadership to sponsor H.R. 140:
"The Birthright Citizenship Act would eliminate automatic citizenship for children born in the United States to illegal aliens.
HR 140 would establish that the "subject to the jurisdiction" clause of the 14th Amendment awards birthright citizenship only if one of the parents is: (1) a U.S. citizen or national; (2) a lawful permanent resident alien (green card holder) in the United States; or (3) an alien on active service in the U.S. Armed Forces."
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Sadly, I must ask all here to call their Congressional delegations to oppose this bill until the two citizen-parent rule is incorporated into this bill.
My reasoning is simple and straight forward: As long as our courts insist birthright citizenship is the same as an Art. II, §1, cl. 4 natural born Citizen, a requirement for the president or vice-president of the United States, dual allegiance at birth cannot be accepted. In fact, as a practical matter, ever since Congress passed the Married Women's Act in 1922, thereby allowing allegiance to follow either the male or female parent, BOTH parents must be U.S. Citizens prior to the birth of their offspring in order to be an Art. II, §1, cl. 4 natural born Citizen.
Moreover, since lawful permanent resident aliens (green-card holders) in the United States have not pledge to support and abide by the U.S. Constitution, they cannot transfer such allegiance to their offspring at birth. Unfortunately, without the direct 'transference of allegiance' to support and abide by the United States Constitution inherited from the U.S. citizens parents, the offspring of lawful permanent resident aliens cannot be considered as Art. II, §1, cl. 4 natural born Citizens.
Again, only Art. II, §1, cl. 4 natural born Citizens can inherit, as a natural right, their U.S. Citizenship at birth from their two U.S. citizen-parents.