What exactly does "domestic tranquillity", "general welfare", "commerce ... among the several states" or "high crimes and misdemeanours" mean?
More specifically though, I'm hoping students pick up on a specific lack of clarity in the original 1789 constitution and its first 10 amendments (the "Bill of Rights") added in 1791 - the absence of any definition of citizenship. Any changes in citizenship requires a constitutional amendment. The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees that American citizenship as a right for all people who are born on American soil. How does one become one?
It has become abundantly clear that Trump supporters are pseudo-conservatives. In the 1898 decision in United States vs. Wong Kim Ark, the Supreme Court ruled that a child born to Chinese-citizen parents legally residing in this country was a USA citizen.
In the future, the courts may expand this precedent to cover illegal aliens arrested upon crossing to the American side of the border. In these frightening times, we need an analysis and a strategy centered on building solidarity with the most targeted communities while placing an urgent emphasis on direct action and mobilization.
"Birthright citizenship is a part of the foundation of our Constitution and American values". US citizenship through birth comes via the 14th Amendment, which was ratified after the Civil War to secure USA citizenship for newly freed black slaves.
This principle stems from the 14th amendment, which states: "All persons born or naturalised 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. They gave up the principle that all babies born within the borders of a certain country are automatically citizens of that country.
NumbersUSA, which conducts polls on immigration issues, says that at least 33 countries grant citizenship to anyone born in their country.
SIMON: However, Wong Kim Ark didn't even tell his family that he'd won his case, and his citizenship continued to be questioned every time he went in and out of the United States. With Trump also sending troops to the USA border to stop a slow-moving group of refugees and asylum-seekers walking through Mexico from Central America - FLOC members "worry that he could line up the immigrants at the border and shoot them".
Where does that leave Trump?"A president who tries to end birthright citizenship by executive order is". More news: Why James Milner was furious with teammates during Arsenal match
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Mr Trump can do no such thing.
Janet Marguia, president of UnidosUS - the former National Council of La Raza Unida - actually warned people about Trump's 14th Amendment revocation scheme two years ago in a speech in Phoenix.
Given this context, I must admit to a general squeamishness about writing this.
Trump's cockamamie ideas with regard to immigration have been thwarted.
As a third-generation Japanese American, I am too familiar with the havoc caused by this kind of anti-immigrant fervor. The sole exception is for babies born to foreign diplomats, who are not "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S. How within them is the roadmap for ending police brutality, sexual harassment, a more robust defence of reproductive rights, and preventing voter suppression.
"The shrinking caravan of refugees isn't a threat to the country or the Constitutional order".
All three branches of our federal government have confirmed birthright citizenship.
With no such enshrined and unequivocal right of citizenship, Australia is dependent, to a large degree, on the goodwill of the majority to protect the rights of minorities.
As a candidate, Trump proposed doing away with birthright citizenship, which he wrongly called the "biggest magnet for illegal immigration".