Rep. Nathan Deal
Rep. Nathan Deal

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Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) reintroduced his Birthright Citizenship bill that would eliminate automatic citizenship for children born in the United States. The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 (H.R.1868) would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to make it more difficult for children born in the U.S. to gain citizenship.

Under the proposed legislation, a person born in the United States, in order to gain citizenship, must have at least one parent who is:
  • a U.S. citizen or national;
  • a lawful permanent resident alien whose residence is in the United States; or
  • an alien performing active service in the U.S. Armed Forces.
Rep. Deal's bill has 40 original cosponsors.

The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 is one of five bills that are endorsed by NumbersUSA. To see a list of these bills and their current sponsors, see the grid on the proposed bills page.

Visit your Action Buffet for faxes thanking your Congressman for sponsoring H.R.1868 or urging them to sign on if they haven't already done so.
Birthright Citizenship

Updated: Fri, Jul 23rd 2010 @ 7:23am EDT