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Will Other States Pass Arizona Style Immigration Laws?

 Post by Randall Ryder Earlier this year, the state of Arizona passed a new immigration law that generated a tremendous amount of controversy. The Governor of Nebraska recently said he would strive to pass a similar law in his second term.…

Change the Constitution? Senator Suggests Modifying 14th Amendment

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…

American Citizen Detained As Illegal Immigrant for Three Days

An American citizen who presented documents verifying his ID, along with a birth certificate, was detained for three days because authorities believed he was an illegal immigrant. The citizen, Eduardo Caraballo, was born in Puerto Rico, which automatically vested US…

Will Lawmakers Change the ‘Born in America = Citizen’ Birthright?

Under the 14th Amendment, all persons born in the United States are considered citizens of the United States. Some lawmakers, however, are looking to change the longstanding proposition. According to some lawmakers, the problem arises in certain situations. For example,…

Will Legislator’s Make it More Difficult to Become an American Citizen?

Post by Randall Ryder Legislators in both Congress and the states are considering passing laws that make it more difficult for individuals to become American citizens. The controversy centers around the Fourteenth Amendment, which currently gives citizenship status to anyone born…