14th Amendment Argumentative Essay

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The 14th Amendment states “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.” (Cornell University). This amendment signed on July 9, 1868, has had controversy surrounding it from several politicians, biggest being Donald Trump. They believe that citizens who were born on United States soil but have parents that are not from the country shouldn’t be citizens; otherwise stop birthright citizenship to children of aliens. The 14th Amendment is a reason the population has grown. Mostly, the controversy has come from the Republicans that want to change the 14th Amendment. If they were to change the 14th Amendment, it would have to…show more content…
Politicians including Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, and Scott Walker, Chris Christie, and Rand Paul. Most Republicans are against wording but aren’t about repealing it, but they believe people are taking advantage of it. The Republicans argument against birthright citizenship, “that birthright citizenship needs to be changed to stem illegal immigration. They argue that having children become U.S. citizens is a motivating factor for immigrants to come into the country illegally and that when the child reaches adulthood he or she can try to sponsor their parents for citizenship.”(Kopan), in other words, they are creating “anchor babies”(Navarrette). This issue has only irritated Republicans, Democrats mindset is the more the minority, the better for us. People want to come to the United States for a better life, any way possible. The issue stems from illegal immigrant or illegal aliens instead of legal aliens. There was a CBS News poll on illegal immigration and the 14th Amendment, which seems the population is divided in half. Then, fifty-nine percent of Democrats believe it should stay while fifty-four percent of Republicans believe it should be changed. Also, seventy-seven percent of the population think there should be a refinement on illegal immigration(Codon). Though in the poll of the population, it does not specify who was polled? and where? This controversy is still being highly
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