The United States currently grants automatic U.S. citizenship to almost all children born in the United States, regardless of whether the parents are U.S. citizens, legal residents, temporary visitors, or illegal aliens in the United States. Some 380,000 children are born in the United States each year to illegal-alien mothers, according to U.S. Census data. The only exceptions to this automatic granting of citizenship are the children of foreign diplomats stationed in the United States, whose citizenship at birth is governed by international treaty.
|Decrease Birthright Citizenship||Increase Birthright Citizenship|
|H.R. 698 - would end the process of granting automatic citizenship to the children born to illegal aliens in the United States. Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) is the bill's main sponsor. |
H.R. 3700 - would lower overall levels of legal immigration by reducing the annual quota for family sponsored immigrants to zero, for employment based immigrants to 5,200, and for the visa lottery to zero, by ending the process of birthright citizenship, and sunsetting many amnesty programs. Rep Tom Tancredo (R-CO) is the bill's main sponsor.
H.R. 3938 - would put an end to the birthright citizenship process that automatically grants citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. Rep. J.D. Hayworth (R-AZ) is the bill's main sponsor.
H.R. 6294 - would give children born in the United States the same citizenship and immigration status as their mothers, effectively ending birthright citizenship and significantly curbing chain migration. Rep. Kenny Marchant (R-TX) is the bill’s main sponsor.
S. 2117 - would put an end to the birthright citizenship process that automatically grants citizenship to the U.S.-born children of illegal aliens. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) is the bill's main sponsor.
|***NOTE*** There are four forms legislation take:|
|S. 123 (or H.R. 123) - This denotes regular bills that must pass both Chambers, get Presidential signature and have force of law.|
|S. Res. 123 (or H.Res. 123) - Resolutions affecting a single body of Congress.|
|S.J. Res. 123 (or H.J.Res. 123) - Joint resolutions are generally the same as bills, only affect narrower subjects. They require Presidential signature after passing both Chambers, like a bill, unless it's a constitutional amendment.|
|S.Con.Res. 123 (or H.Con.Res. 123) - Concurrent resolutions must pass both bodies, but can go to the President for signature. They are used for things like agreement on a date for adjournment, sense of Congress on something and for budgetary decisions. It doesn't have the force of law.|