Arizona Lawmakers files 4 new bills related to Immigration- birthright/citzenship.

Arizona Lawmakers files 4 new bills related to Immigration- birthright/citzenship.

by Chhayal on February 4, 2011

Arizona lawmakers this week filed four bills for consideration effecting how U.S will recognize children of illegal immigrants.  At issue, of course, is the 14th Amendment provision that “all persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” The Arizona legislation aims to get a court to rule that a child born in the U.S. is a citizen only if either parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant. 

Senate Bill 1309 defines an Arizona citizen as someone “lawfully domiciled” in Arizona who is born in the U.S. and is “subject to the jurisdiction thereof.” It defines individuals who are subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. as children who have at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, a U.S. national or a legal permanent U.S. resident. House Bill 2562 and Senate Bill 1308 would require Arizona to create separate birth certificates for children who are deemed to be Arizona citizens under House Bill 2561 and those who are not. It also seeks permission from Congress to form compacts with other states doing the same thing.

 Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2011/01/27/20110127arizona-birthright-bills-introduced.html#ixzz1D1VVxOUZ

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