Birthright Citizenship Foes Want Two-Tiered Birth Certificates
Yeah, because “separate but equal” worked SO well in the past:
We told you yesterday about the State Legislators for Legal Immigration, a group of conservative state lawmakers who want to force a Supreme Court fight over the 14th Amendment, by passing state citizenship laws that are sure to be challenged.
But there’s another prong to their attack. They also want Congress to allow states to mark the birth certificates of children born on U.S. soil — that is, U.S. citizens — who are born to illegal immigrants. This would create two categories of certificates: One for those whose parents are citizens or legal immigrants, and one for those whose parents are here illegally.
The lawmakers say they don’t want to create two classes of citizens. They just want to force Congress to discuss the issue.
“Ultimately, this is one step,” said Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R), in an interview with TPM, “in the direction of moving our nation, and our states toward… applying the 14th Amendment correctly.”
Can we just get these people to admit they hate brown people already? I’m tired of all their dancing around the issue.