How Texas Could Deal With Illegals’ Birth Certification
By A. Dru Kristenev
Canada Free Press, October 9, 2015
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Evidently, the state of Texas is grappling with the fact that the matricula can be easily forged and refuses to accept them as valid ID on that basis. However, if they are accepted to identify the carrier as an (probable illegal) entrant within US borders, then the status of the individual is established as Mexican.
How does this help the situation? There are three further steps that Texas can take. One) passing legislation that plainly states what the reading of the 14th Amendment, Section 1 states, 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.” (bold emphasis, mine)
The clear reading, without rose-colored glasses, is that those who are born within the United States and are subject to the jurisdiction are so because their parents are subject, meaning they must be US citizens. A child does not come into this world without the parent birthing it and no matter where the child is born it is under the jurisdiction of the parent first and foremost, not the country in which it was delivered. Simply look up the stories of Canadian parents flying to hospitals in Montana and Washington to deliver their children because of the quality of care provided. Not one of them was conferred US citizenship. This issue is not a matter of some being awarded citizenship and others not, according to the parents’ preference. There is one standard—the child carries the citizenship of the parents’ home country.
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