Thursday, November 8, 2018

Birthright Citizenship: A Look at Other Nations


In light of President Trump's threat to attempt to do away for birthright citizenship by executive order, Nolan Rappaport on The Hill looks at citizenship rules in other nations:

"President Donald Trump said recently that, “We’re the only country in the world where a person comes in and has a baby, and the baby is essentially a citizen of the United States for 85 years, with all of those benefits.” He’s wrong. According to the CIA World Factbook, 39 countries have birthright citizenship. But the rest of the 195 countries (80 per cent) base citizenship at birth on the nationality or resident status of the child’s parents.

Perhaps Trump should have said instead that the United States and Canada are the only two developed countries that have it, and Canada is in the process of deciding whether to stop using it."


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The USA has the most loose Birthright citizenship bureaucracy in the western hemisphere. Most other nations have restictions. What Donald is saying is Illegal Immigrants should not have automatic Birthright citizenship, Tourists of bad faith who come to visit only with the intent of having an anchor baby, and "refugees" in wait of a status decision should not be granted automatic birthright citizenship...and he has my support on this. An illegal alien is someone who in ill faith has avoided meeting with border authorities, and therefore did not accept the covenant of the USA Constitution, therefore, any Birthright is to the discretion of the Bureaucracy, and is not a Constitutional protected right...Tourists in good faith accept the Laws of the Land while they visit, and are therefore granted access to some Constitutional protections...but when they come solely for the purpose of anchoring a newborn, they are not in good faith. This is why Border agents have the right to refuse entry to a pregnant "tourist". As for refugees, if they have lied concerning their reasons or situations, the cause of fleeing their current country, then their refugee status and privileges may be revoked at anytime, and therefore, they have not respected the implicit agreement to respect the Laws of the Country, and their child may not gain birthright citizenship. To have access to Constitutional protections, you must have implicitly or explicitly agreed to respect the US Good Faith.

Posted by: Denys Picard | Nov 8, 2018 9:09:00 AM

Denys, you're confusing what you think the law should be with what the law IS.

Posted by: David Bryan | Nov 9, 2018 6:03:23 PM

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