The birthright citizenship controversy and the burning question of whether children of illegal immigrants should continue to be granted citizenship just because they’re born on American soil.
It’s a constitutional right: If you are born on American soil, you are an American citizen. Now, some leading Republicans say it’s time to rethink this 14th amendment “birthright citizenship.”
They say illegal immigrants and “birth tourists” are coming to the United States to “drop” their babies– and a nation with enough troubles is paying the price. Is it just a political salvo in a mid-term election year? Or should the Constitution be changed?
Julia Preston, national immigration correspondent for the New York Times.
Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations for Numbers USA.
Elizabeth Wydra, chief counsel for the Constitutional Accountability Center.
David Winston, Republican pollster and strategist. President and founder of the Winston Group.