Trump takes same stance as Reid on birthright citizenship

Donald Trump outlines his immigration policy and compares his stance on birthright citizenship to that of Harry Reid.

Donald Trump has released a position paper on immigration that includes a potshot at Nevada’s Sen. Harry Reid.

“End birthright citizenship. This remains the biggest magnet for illegal immigration. By a 2:1 margin, voters say it’s the wrong policy, including Harry Reid who said ‘no sane country’ would give automatic citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants,” the paper states.

Yes, Reid used those very words, though it was in 1993, and, as with so many things, Harry has evolved since then.

Harry said in a Senate floor speech:

“If making it easy to be an illegal alien isn’t enough, how about offering a reward for being an illegal immigrant? No sane country would do that, right? Guess again. If you break our laws by entering this country without permission and give birth to a child, we reward that child with U.S. citizenship and guarantee access to all public and social services this country provides. Now that’s a lot of services. Is it any wonder that two-thirds of the babies born at taxpayer expense at county run hospitals in Los Angeles are born to illegal alien mothers?”

Earlier this year, Republican Sen. David Vitter wanted to offer an amendment to stop so-called birthright citizenship in which the child of parents in the country illegally is automatically granted citizenship simply because of where it is born here. This is because of an 1898 Supreme Court interpretation of the 14th Amendment.

Harry Reid called the proposal “Vitter’s stupid amendment.

This is Reid in that 1993 stance:

 

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4 comments on “Trump takes same stance as Reid on birthright citizenship

  1. Vernon Clayson says:

    Is it fair to pick on a man with political dementia, maybe even a little senile dementia? Harry Reid probably doesn’t even remember all the bills that piled up on his desk when he was majority leader, probably had no idea what he was supposed to do with them and Obama sure wasn’t going to ask why so little came from the Congress.

  2. There is so much confusion on the 14th Amendment concerning birthright citizenship or anchor babies…so let’s take a closer look at this issue:

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