Pence says it’s never been decided whether people in the country illegally are subject to the 14th Amendment and the (stacked) Supreme Court finally needs to resolve it — as if this is a burning issue.
Has there ever been a more servile sycophant?
12:53 PM – 30 Oct 2018
Michael Bersin @MBersin
Title 8, Chapter 12, Subchapter III, Part I, § 1401.
“The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof…”
He’s also an asshole.
12:56 PM – 30 Oct 2018
One of the news reports:
The Latest: Pence discusses changing birthright citizenship
Vice President Mike Pence says potentially changing birthright citizenship is part of the Trump administration’s broad look at U.S. laws that draw people into the country illegally.
Pence said Tuesday the administration is looking at action that would revise birthright citizenship, which is guaranteed under the 14th Amendment. The amendment’s Citizenship Clause says all people born or naturalized in the United States are citizens of the United States.
Pence says the Supreme Court has never ruled on whether the language in the amendment applies specifically to people in the country illegally.
In the United State Constitution:
This Constitution, and the laws of the United States which shall be made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound thereby, anything in the Constitution or laws of any State to the contrary notwithstanding.
In the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights [ICCPR] [Treaty, entered into force for the United States, September 8, 1992]:
Everyone shall have the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.
In the United States Constitution:
All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside. No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
In U.S. law:
8 U.S. Code § 1401 – Nationals and citizens of United States at birth
The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth:
(a) a person born in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof;[….]
We’re going to find out what kind of country we are on November 6th. Vote.