Pros And Cons Of Being A Citizen

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What is a citizen?
According to the U.S Constitution, Amendment XIV, “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside,” (ratified 07/09/1868, 1). Per one of the lectures in GOVT 2305 - 71502, “a person can become a citizen of the United States through birthright citizenship, derivative citizenship, or naturalization,”(Professor Echols, 09/06/2016, 2). Being a citizen means that a person has access to resources and benefits that other people who are non-citizens may not have. The benefits that come with being a citizen have attracted a lot of people to try all they can to become citizens or have their children become citizens,
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According to an article by Breana Noble, “pros and cons of birthright citizenship,” (07/29/2015, 6), birthright citizenship decreases the number of illegal immigrants, saves on health care and social services, and it preserves the culture of the country. According to an article by Crystal Lombardo, “birthright citizenship pros and cons,” (05/23/2015, 7) the downside to birthright citizenship is it hurts children because they have no control where they are born, and it also hurts the foundation of this country which is basically the …show more content…
US Constitution, 14th Amendment-Section 1 (Ratified 07/09/1868). Print.
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