Lawmakers in 14 States Craft Bill to Deny Citizenship to 'Anchor Babies'
Now, the knee-jerk reaction here is that these laws will be struck down as unconstitutional by the SCOTUS.
Read the 14th Amendment (in which the concept of anchor babies is based upon) though:
1. 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. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
I am not a lawyer and I thank God for this. I have to wonder though how this phrase subject to the jurisdiction thereof would be interpreted by the current SCOTUS.
Is there something to the fact that the parents are illegal and not subject to jurisdiction of the US?
Maybe I'm sounding ignorant, what are our thoughts?