October 31, 2018

THE rIGHT VS THE fOUNDING:

Trump says no other country has birthright citizenship. That's not even close to being true (Jaweed Kaleem, OCT 30, 2018, LA Times)

The U.S. is among more than 30 countries that give automatic citizenship to children born to nearly anybody living within a country's borders, according to the National Constitution Center, which was established by Congress to educate Americans about the Constitution.

"In the early 17th century, the principle of birthright citizenship was established pretty definitively in England and that was exported to a number of British Empire colonies, including America," said Bernadette Meyler, a professor at Stanford Law School.

Today, birthright citizenship, with few exceptions, is the norm in countries whose laws were crafted based on English common law, including Canada, Jamaica and Pakistan. 



Posted by at October 31, 2018 4:08 AM

  

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