Argument: Birthright citizenship for illegals is a bad loophole

Issue Report: Birthright citizenship for children of illegal immigrants


Ira Mehlman of the Federation of American Immigration Reform, which backs Deal’s proposal: “Most Americans feel it doesn’t make any sense for people to come into the country illegally, give birth and have a new U.S. citizen.”[1]

Such a loophole is contrary to the great importance of the US rule of law and to the sense of fairness Americans and other legal immigrants should feel surrounding US laws.