The Pros And Cons Of Citizenship

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The task of defining citizenship is a difficult endeavor which takes much thought and careful examination in order to make sense of what constitutes the ideals of citizenship. Citizens are individuals who have a legal status within the state. Unfortunately it would take an amendment actually the repealing of an amendment to end birthright citizenships. To do that will take years, if not decades. So it can be done, but it won 't fix the short term problem. What the US needs to do is to secure borders to stop mothers from coming into another country illegally and having their baby because as soonest they do they become American citizen and they cannot be denied any government benefits. It is completely different when a person does come here legally…show more content…
This causes big problems when parents in the country illegally are arrested and put in deportation proceedings. The children have a legal right to live here and the parents don 't. When parents choose to leave their US citizen children here, the US government is blamed for separating families. While you can deport the parents, doing so creates two major problems. One, you suddenly have an orphaned child that the US government must care for costing untold dollars and nearly ensuring that that child will not grow up to be a contributing member of society and two taking a child away from its mother - thus showing the world that we are a heartless…show more content…
Some are determined to believe that any born person in the United States is a citizen which means their parents should become a citizen along with them. Second, are believers that the only ones that should be citizens are the ones who go through the proper process of becoming a citizen. The last group is the the ones whom are completely neutral or believe in the beliefs of the first or second group. Possible if they believe the child should get birthrights but not the parents, only the child and mother should get them, or if they believe that they should get them but still have to work through the proper process to receive them to their full extent. I personally do not think it should be removed it would impose a significant amount of burdens in all Americans they would no longer have an easy inexpensive way to prove their citizenship. The fourteenth amendment is the definition of that citizenship could not be denied to based on race, nationality, or family history. Our birth certificates are proof of our citizenship and and if they eliminated US citizens could not longer use their certificates as proof. Not only immigrants but all americans parents would be affected if birthright citizenship would be removed. The US would also lose out on a lot money in the process of trying to prove a child’s citizenship, because to prove a child derive a U.S. citizenship through one or both of their parent the process can be
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