This week Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) re-introduced the S.45: Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015. Vitter’s bill would close the loophole by clarifying that birthright citizenship is only given to the children of U.S. citizens and legal resident aliens.
“It’s astounding that we’re allowing foreign citizens to exploit the loopholes of our immigration system in this manner, and Congress has the obligation to stop it,” Vitter said in his press release. “This practice comes down to a fundamental misunderstanding of the 14th Amendment, and we can stop the massive problem with some simple clarification.”
This bill comes after a recent raid in Southern California revealed “maternity hotels” where pregnant foreign women would pay to gain entrance into the United States and give birth to obtain American citizenship for their babies. This is the biggest federal criminal case against the booming birth tourism industry. You can read more about the raid here:
Sen. Vitter first introduced his legislation in 2011 and reintroduced it for the 114th Congress in January 7th, 2015.
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