When they returned from August recess this week, Reps. Warren Davidson (R-Ohio), Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.), David Rouzer (R-N.C.), and Daniel Webster (R-Fla.) signed up to cosponsor Rep. Steve King’s (R-Iowa) bill that would end the practice of birthright citizenship. This brings the total number of cosponsors up to 53, which is the highest amount of cosponsors this bill has had since the 112th Congress.
Rep. King’s bill (H.R. 140) is one of NumberUSA’s 5 Great Immigration Solution Bills and ending birthright citizenship is one of the “10 steps to Fix our Broken Immigration System” that NumbersUSA released last month.
You can view all of the cosponsors for Rep. King’s bill and all of our 5 Great Immigration Solution bills below. Check and see if your local local representative has co-sponsored any of these bills.
In February 2015 Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) introduced in the House, H.R. 140: Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015, that would end birthright citizenship for children born to two illegal alien parents on U.S. soil.
Under the proposed legislation, automatic citizenship would only be granted to children born in the U.S. who have at least one parent who is a U.S. citizen, a lawful permanent resident or an immigrant performing active service in the armed forces.
After introducing the bill, Rep. King released the following statement:
“A Century ago it didn’t matter very much that a practice began that has now grown into a birthright citizenship, an anchor baby agenda. When they started granting automatic citizenship on all babies born in the United States they missed the clause in the 14th Amendment that says, ‘And subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ So once the practice began, it grew out of proportion and today between 340,000 and 750,000 babies are born in America each year that get automatic citizenship even though both parents are illegal. That has got to stop. I know of no other country in the world that does that. My Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015 fixes it, clarifies the 14th Amendment and it recognizes the clause, ‘And subject to the jurisdiction thereof.’ This Congress needs to Act.”
Updated: Wed, Nov 2nd 2016 @ 9:05am EDT