Monday, August 19, 2019

Protesters in Neighboring California Stand with Arizona

As the Arizona state legislature pushed a measure to deny the children of undocumented immigrants automatic citizenship guaranteed to them under the 14th Amendment, activists in neighboring California took to the streets in a show of solidarity. The protest took place over the weekend in the predominantly Latino suburb of Pacoima, with more than 1,500 […]

Republican State Lawmakers Mark their Ground over Birthright Citizenship

Several Republican state lawmakers revealed their plans to repeal the right to citizenship for children born on US soil to undocumented immigrants yesterday at a press conference in Washington, DC. The news conference, in which lawmakers from Arizona, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and South Carolina expressed the hope that their national campaign end with a Supreme […]

New Republican Controlled House Will Target Children of Undocumented Immigrants

The newly elected Republican majority in the House is looking to deny citizenship to the children of undocumented immigrants once it takes the reins early next year in the new Congress. A bill that would deny “birthright citizenship” to these children is expected to be introduced by the incoming chairman of the subcommittee that oversees […]

Children of Undocumented Immigrants Target of Collaboration between State Legislators

A group of lawmakers from 14 states is coming to together to work on legislation that would deny the children of undocumented immigrants U.S. citizenship. The sponsor of Arizona’s anti-immigrant law, Republican State Sen. Russell Pearce, is part of the group and says a formal announcement of the effort will be made Tuesday. “We’re taking […]

Birthright Citizenship in Arizona Next for Republican Behind SB 1070 and Anti-immigration Laws Sweeping Nation

For the past few months, this blog has covered stories about former George W. Bush administration official and current GOP candidate for Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.  While his name is not widely recognized, he is the legal mind behind almost all anti-immigration legislation that is being adopted at the state and local level […]

Legislator in Utah Says He will Call For End to Birthright Citizenship

Utah State Rep. Paul Ray said on Monday he will ask the state Legislature next year to call for a constitutional amendment to repeal giving automatic citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil. Ray made the claim that children of illegal immigrants are a huge drain on taxpayer-funded services at a press conference at the […]

Former Bush Administration Officials Speak Out Against GOP

Several former aides to both Vice President Dick Cheney and President George W. Bush have come out publicly against congressional Republicans for their push against birthright citizenship. Last week La Plaza reported that Cesar Conda, a former domestic policy adviser to Cheney, said that the GOP would effectively be losing the Latino vote for their […]

Boehner Says Changes to Birthright Citizenship “Worth Considering”

  Citizenship is guaranteed under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution for persons born within the United States.  House Minority Leader John Boehner says he’s open to the idea of changing this.   On Sunday, Boehner added his name to the ranks of GOP leaders who have recently come out in support of changing the […]