Jon Kyl: Illegals' Kids Shouldn't Be Citizens

Time to repeal the 14th Amendment
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 2, 2010 11:28 AM CDT

(Newser) – Screw the Constitution; Jon Kyl thinks it's time to stop automatically giving the children of illegal immigrants born on US soil citizenship. The Arizona senator yesterday got behind Lindsey Graham's call to repeal the 14th Amendment, reports CBS, saying, "the question is, if both parents are here illegally, should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?"

Kyl told Face the Nation that Congress should hold hearings to see if the amendment, enacted to protect slaves and their children, holds water in the 21st century. And while they're at it, he thinks Congress should review his state's immigration law. "I think the court's decision was wrong," he said. "I think it more likely that Congress could act to actually fix the problem."

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