Texas Rep. Jeb Hensarling and Arizona Rep. Trent Franks 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.
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.
Updated: Fri, May 22nd 2009 @ 3:00pm EDT