Legislation proposes separate birth certificates for children of citizens and non-citizens

A new piece of legislation is set to be written this year regarding the citizenship of babies being born to illegal immigrants within the US border. While the 14th amendment grants this right to persons being born in the US, opponents of this statue are poised to challenge and have the amendment changed as soon as possible. In Arizona, lawmakers are proposing to grant two different birth certificates: one for babies born to citizens and one for babies born to illegal immigrants. Although University of Arizona law professor Gabriel Chin says such practices are un-American, incoming secretary of state of Kansas Kris Kobach believes they can be held up in court, reports the New York Times.

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