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View Poll Results: Should children born in the United States to parents who are not U.S. citizens be gra
Yes 3 17.65%
Depends upon whether the parents are here illegally (e.g. Visa, greencard, passport entry) 7 41.18%
No 7 41.18%
Other (explain with a reply) 0 0%
Voters: 17. This poll is closed

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Old 06-24-2020, 11:14 PM
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My vote is "other". I think they should be given citizenship. That doesn't mean their parents who are here illegally should get to stay just because they have a child who is a citizen. They must go back. If they abandon their child here, they should lose there parental rights. At the age of 18 the child should decide which citizenship they want.

Dual citizenship should only be granted to people who have parents without matching citizenship.
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Old 06-25-2020, 06:23 AM
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The original purpose of "Birthright citizenship" as defined by the 14th Amendment, was to grant citizenship to the newly freed slave population as slaves were not considered "citizens" at the time. It was NEVER intended to be used as a means to grant citizenship to children of foreign nationals simply in the United States at the time of their birth. The parents of babies that just happen to be born in the United States, need to return to their home country and their children should accompany them as they are NOT citizens.
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I have to disagree, in general. This could only work if the biological parents willingly give up their parental rights. That chance is slim to none.

Considering the whoopla when kids were separated from their parents when they illegally came across the border, I highly doubt this would be tolerated well.
Yes, they would have to give up parental rights, or take them back to the parents homeland.
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I once would have said "Yes" here. But there are now so many "anchor babies" being born--the children of Mexican or Central American parents, who cross the border illegally, just in order to give those children American citizenship--that I can no longer support it unequivocally.

The poll was closed when I first saw it (today--July 3, as I write this); but I would now say that it depends upon whether the parents themselves are either American citizens or, at least, legal residents of this county.
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Ex. 1 A female lecturer of the university, who went to the US to give birth to a child last September, could not come back yet because of the Covid-19 pandemics.

Ex. 2 A 12-year-old boy living in Yunan Province, whose father and mother are all researchers of Kunming Institute of Zoology of Chinese Academy of Sciences, submitted a paper about the Role that C10orf67 Plays in Carcinoma of the Rectum this year and acquired the 3th prize in a science and technology competition for young people. Later his father admitted that he helped his son too much in this paper. I guess the reason of his admitting to fake a paper for his son just because someone reported that a child could not write such a paper. I've said so much, but the key point is that it's said that the 12-year-old boy was born in the US, that is to say, he's actually an American citizen.

So you see, you haven't been able to stop the Chinese intellectuals to give birth to their children in America because of lots of advantages. Their children don't need to stay in America to attend school. On the contrary, they can stay in China to study until they reach 18. If their parents are rich, they would return to their motherland to go to college. If their parents are not rich enough, they also can attend those Chinese colleges to continue their studies. They, as American citizens, don't need to take the college entrance examination that every Chinese student must take if they want to go to college. And it is said that those celebrated universities, such as Tsinghua University, have declared that all foreigners can attend it without any entrance examinations. And the scholarship that the Chinese colleges would give to these foreigners are very generous.

By the way, one of my cousins also wants to immigrate your country with his family, but his first visa application had been denied by your visa offica just now. Because his 2nd wife gave birth to their child in HongKong, your visa officer thought that they had a propensity of immigrating. I think this denying could give them an ill effects for their subsequent visa applications.

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