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Let me deal with some of the misinformation in the letter by Mr. Roberts (04/17/08 ID). The letter says: 1. Birth citizenship can be eliminated without a constitutional amendment. In fact, it cannot except on anti-immigrant websites. 2. Liberal courts have misinterpreted the 14th amendment. "Liberal" apparently means any court with which the letter disagrees, presumably on the basis that the people best qualified to interpret the constitution are those who do not like immigrants and have not gone to law school. 3. US-born persons whose allegiance to the US is questionable are intended to be excluded from automatic citizenship. By what standard can the allegiance of newborn babies be judged? 4. Rep. Bob Stump is a co-sponsor of legislation introduced in the current congress to deny birth citizenship to the US-born children of illegal aliens. In fact, former Rep. Stump died about five years ago. 5. Finally, the letter misquotes Senator Jacob Howard. The correct quote, according to everything else that I have read on the subject, is: Every person born within the limits of the United States, and subject to their jurisdiction, is by virtue of natural law and national law a citizen of the US. This will not, of course, include persons born in the US who are foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the US, but will include every other class of persons. The word "or" (included in the letter, prior to the word "who" in the sentence above) is not there. As a result, the words "foreigners, aliens, who belong to the families of ambassadors" all refer to just one group, those born to parents who have diplomatic immunity. Everyone else born in this country is a citizen, as the courts have always said.
Sid Lachter, Esq.
Jim Roberts' letter (04/15/08 ID) claims that the main purpose of the pre-1965 immigration law was not to discriminate against immigrants from outside Northern Europe, but merely to limit immigrant numbers in a way that reflected the "approximate" population mix of that period. This statement is not merely grossly inaccurate, but it also misses the fundamental point of that law. If the purpose was as Mr. Roberts' letter describes, the immigration quotas would have been based on the US population mix as reflected in the 1920 census, since the law was passed in 1924. Instead, it was based on the 1890 census, taken more than 30 years before the law was passed. No historian of that epoch has ever suggested that it could have taken 30 years to tabulate US census results. Clearly, there was a quite different reason for using the 1890 instead of 1920 census figures. This was that, in 1890, the population mix was much more heavily weighted in favor of "Anglo-Saxons" and other immigrants from Northern Europe. The great wave of early 20th century immigration that brought major increases in Jewish, Italian and Eastern European immigration had yet not taken place. It is important to remember that these ethnic groups, now so well accepted into the American main stream, were at that time subject to the same kind of prejudice that is now being directed primarily against Latino immigrants. However, even the 1924 law did not go to the extreme of trying to deprive American born children of foreign born parents of the Constitutional right to US citizenship. It seems that not only has information processing technology developed to an extent unimaginable in the 1920's, but the technology of devising legislative proposals to give vent to hatred of unpopular minorities has become more sophisticated as well.
Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY
In the brief comment about my article (04/16/08 ID) that advocates for both the
border fence and the legalization of our nation's undocumented residents,
Jim Roberts' letter (4/17/08 ID) chimed in with this cryptic gem, "Robert Gittelson's
Article's arguments only displays the distorted degree that
advocates of illegals will go." Out of curiosity, does the letter feel that both my
support of the fence and the undocumented were distorted, or is the letter okay with
building the fence? My money says that the letter meant to say that my arguments
advocating legalizing our undocumented immigrants were distorted. I suspect
that the letter writer was just fine with my arguments for building the fence. That being
the case, perhaps the letter misspoke by saying "only displays," and perhaps should
have said "partially displays," or more accurately should have said,
"distorts the arguments that I disagree with, but accurately portrays the
arguments that I agree with." Maybe I'm completely
wrong, and the letter is against the fence too, since it couldn't possibly agree
with me, could it? On a more serious and disturbing note, Mr. Roberts' letter of
4/15/08 ID was disquieting. When the letter included the passage, "will change the
unique experiment that was American liberty into just another third world
country and whites a minority which is in process," it makes the
uncomfortable assumption that if white people were in the minority in the
United States, then we would be a de facto third world country. I am very
cautious of this outlook, as it evokes a subtle nod of acquiescence toward
white supremacy. This ominously overshadows the letter's meaning, when it
states, "To secure America, we need to drastically limit and
Wrt to Mr. Roberts' letter (04/17/08 ID), US uses jus soli and
jus sanguinis to determine the citizenship of children born in
the US territory, period. The constitution must be amended to Jus
Sanguinis only if we want to deny citizenship right to children
born by "illegal" immigrants. I wonder anybody would support any
harsh xenophobic immigration laws if applied just right before
they or their ancestors set foot here, including if they're in
the same situation like dr. Servano from Philipine. The Servanos checked singles on
their immigrant visas application correctly. They're singles when
their parents sponsored them. The only mistake they made, they
never realized that getting married later would unfairly push
them to 4th. preferrence and they must do all those hassles and
paperwork again and wait almost forever to immigrate. I also read
about a German orphaned boy adopted by their American
grandparents but they never did the proper paperwork for him. The
German boy were ordered deported but after the interference of
the Congressman of their district this boy secured a greencard. I
am just disgusted to see so many selfish and heartless Americans
who easily say let's deport them on these cases without
consideration based on common sense, compassionate and
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