Immigration Issues: Birthright Citizenship, 1st Edition

  • Toney Allman
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  • ISBN-10: 168282764X
  • ISBN-13: 9781682827642
  • DDC: 342.7308
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 80 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released December 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Birthright citizenship has become an integral part of the larger immigration debate because it is perceived by some as a policy ripe for abuse, as well as a potential threat to American society and culture. The origins of American birthright citizenship and the 14th Amendment are explored, along with the debate about the role it plays in illegal immigration, the phenomenon of birth tourism, and the controversy over maintaining or restricting current policy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Copyright Page.
Introduction: Citizens at Birth.
1: The History of Birthright Citizenship.
2: Interpreting the Fourteenth Amendment.
3: A Magnet for Undocumented Immigrants?.
4: Birth Tourism.
5: Should Birthright Citizenship Be Ended?.
Source Notes.
Organizations and Websites.
For Further Research.
Picture Credits.
About the Author.