Arizona Introduces Legislation Targeting Birthright Citizenship

Posted by | January 27, 2011 20:29 | Filed under: Top Stories

Arizona Republicans would like to overturn the 14th Amendment which guarantees citizenship to anyone born in the U.S.  (h/t Charles Johnson)

State Rep. John Kavanagh (pictured) said Republicans would introduce two bills in the Arizona Legislature seeking to provoke a legal review of the 14th amendment to the Constitution, which anchors citizenship rights for the children of immigrants.

The 14th Amendment guarantees citizenship to “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof.”

Just like the Arizona bill that requires law enforcement to stop anyone they suspect of being here illegally, this potential law would incur court challenges and expense for the Arizona taxpayer.

On Thursday, state Democrats slammed their Republican colleagues’ latest proposal as a waste of “taxpayers’ time and money” that would tie the state up in further costly litigation.

“Instead of focusing on jobs, the economy and a strong future for Arizona, (the backers of the law) want to get Arizona involved in another losing lawsuit,” state Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said in a statement.

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