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Chris Christie Calls for Reexamination of Birthright Citizenship Again This Week

For the 2nd time this week, Chris Christie called for the review of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, commonly known as “birthright citizenship.”  The 14th amendment states unequivocally that “All persons born or naturalized in the United States…are citizens of the United States.”  WATCH HERE and read below.

Greta:  Recently you said in an interview with Laura Ingraham on radio that … you’d want to take another look at the 14th Amendment that’s been in effect since about 1868 that [states] if you’re born here in the U.S., you’re a citizen.

Christie:  What I said was I think you need to take a look at all that in the context of immigration reform.  If we’re going to do complete immigration reform, then everything needs to be looked at, examined, through a 21st century lens; not through a 19th century lens.  And that’s all I was saying that day was to make sure we evaluate everything, based upon the economic conditions in our country and the law enforcement conditions in our country. 

Greta: So you’re not looking to repeal the part that if you’re born here in the United States–if you’re born here in the United States you’re not going to be a citizen, under a President Christie?

Christie:  I am not looking to repeal it, but what I want is a complete review of everything. Everything needs to be considered.

“Like the rest of the GOP presidential field, Chris Christie refuses to look at immigrants – or in this case, children born to immigrants in the United States – through a human lens, let alone a 21st century lens. Christie’s comments are just another brutal articulation of the GOP’s obsession with following Donald Trump’s mass deportation agenda.”  — Pablo Manriquez, DNC Hispanic Communications Director

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