Reps. Westmoreland and Jones
Reps. Westmoreland and Jones

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Georgia Rep. Lynn Westmoreland and North Carolina Rep. Walter Jones were among the 40 original cosponsors when Rep. Nathan Deal introduced the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 (H.R.1868) last month.

The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act. Under the bill, a person born in the United States gains citizenship if one of the person's parents is:
  • a citizen or national of the United States;
  • an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States whose residence is in the United States; or
  • an alien performing active service in the armed forces.
Rep. Lynn Westmoreland is a champion for reducing immigration numbers, earning a career grade of an A+ from NumbersUSA. Rep. Walter Jones also has along history of fighting for lower immigration numbers, earning a recent grade of an A+.

The Birthright Citizenship Act of 2009 is one of five immigration reform bills endorsed by NumbersUSA during the 111th Congress. You can see a full list of the bills and its sponsors on our comparative chart located on the Proposed Bills page.
Birthright Citizenship

Updated: Thu, May 21st 2009 @ 10:55am EDT