Senator John Kyl, a high-ranking Republican, has suggested that Congress should consider repealing the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any person born in the United States.
As part of a growing discussion regarding immigration reform, many Republican leaders are calling for reform or even repealing the 14th Amendment. In particular, many leaders oppose allowing children of illegal immigrants to automatically receive US citizenship. Some leaders are calling for a repeal of the Amendment, while others merely want to modify it.