I've got a hypothetical question about immigration. I'm not for this idea, nor against it necessarily - I'm just curious what you think the effect would be.
What would the effect be on America, our ideals, our law, or citizens or our immigrants if the "citizen by birth" statute were abolished? What if, instead, you had to be the child of a native or naturalized citizen to be considered an American citizen if you are born on U.S. soil?
I've heard it said many illegal immigrant use the fact that they have children that are born here in the U.S. as a tool to keep themselves in the country. What if that tie was no longer an option? Would that help/hurt/hinder the process of immigration and naturalization of citizenship in America?
Just curious. What do you think?