Thursday, August 12, 2010
As a growing number of GOP lawmakers up for reelection in November say they favor the repeal of the 14th Amendment which enshrines birthright citizenship, a new CNN poll shows a whopping 49% of Americans favor support doing so.
The CNN Research poll taken August 6-10 asked:
“Would you favor or oppose a Constitutional amendment to prevent children born here from becoming U.S. citizens unless their parents are also U.S. citizens?”
No opinion 1%
Based on these findings, it would appear the U.S. has become a nation of xenophobes.
The concept of birthright citizenship was enshrined in the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1868 after the Civil War. It was in large part to ensure that slaves and their children attained U.S. citizenship.