Tag Archives: citizenship

What is the Likelihood of Changing the 14th Amendment?

Post by Randall Ryder As part of a growing discussion regarding immigration reform, many Republican leaders are calling for reform or even repealing the 14th Amendment. The 14th Amendment grants citizenship to any person born or naturalized in the United States.…

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,…

Father was never charged with war crime, family says

Published On Thu Nov 26 2009 OTTAWA–The family of Helmut Oberlander says he was never a Nazi and he has not been charged by the federal government with any war crime. The Federal Court of Appeal released a ruling recently…

Accused war criminal wins chance to keep citizenship

OTTAWA–An appeal court has ordered the federal cabinet to revisit its decision to strip accused Nazi war criminal Helmut Oberlander of his Canadian citizenship. In a 2-1 decision made public Wednesday, the Federal Court of Appeal told cabinet to reconsider…