Essay on The Citizenship Clause Of The Fourteenth Amendment

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“The citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment adopted in 1868, provides that ‘all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States…’ This language has traditionally been interpreted to give automatic citizenship to anyone born on American soil, even to the children of illegal immigrants” (Schuck). Illegal immigrants refer to the migration of people across national borders in a way that violates the immigration laws of the destined country. An illegal immigrant is a foreigner who has entered or resided in a country unlawfully or without the country 's authorization. Immigrants typically choose to resettle to another country due to the awful conditions in their country of origin, in order to save their lives or preserve their freedom so they must take the drastic decision of migrating. Migrants choose to move in order to improve the future prospects of themselves and their families. Migrants are on the look for a better life, in most cases they settle down in the United States and eventually start building their lives here. Yet that is where the situation gets hard because many immigrants, however, don 't have legal status and are thus undocumented. So they are subject to removal or deportation from the United States. Many times the children they have are born in the states so they are U.S citizens yet it has become an issue in today 's society in which some people either believe they deserve their…

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