14th Amendment

The issue of millions of undocumented aliens who currently reside in the United States continues to be a major concern of the current administration. The building of a wall which will only keep out mostly people of color speaks volumes about how the president feels about mostly non-English speaking people who as they say are willing to do the hard dirty low wage jobs that most Americans will not do for the wages paid.

There has been some concern over the years about so-called anchor babies who are given citizenship automatically because they were born in this country to mostly foreign-born parents. It is a fact that wealthy people from all over the world send pregnant family members to America so the child will always be a legal citizen of this country, can then sponsor other family members in the future.

The 14th amendment was originally passed by Congress in 1866 to give former slaves citizenship and all of the future generations of those slaves the same right.  It was ratified in 1868. To be a citizen of this country or just to work here is a prize that people will risk their lives to just cross our southern border. We who are descendants of those who worked from sun up to sundown for literally nothing should know about this little-known fact in our constitution and those who are born here should be aware of the gift that keeps on giving and how it was earned.

About serius1058

I am a 64year old male. I live in California. I continute to blog as a way to give my opinion on things that I read about. I am a baby boomer and I feel that because of the life I have experienced, and the times we are living through the need to be examined with a critical eye. I feel this is my purpose in life. Live,learn, and comment. I will attempt to make this happen.
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