Birthright Citizenship and the Battle over Illegal Immigration

Capitol Hill Briefing
October 25, 2010 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM EDT

B-369 Rayburn House Office Building

Featuring Daniel Griswold, Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies, Cato Institute; and Margaret Stock, Adjunct professor of political science, University of Alaska — Anchorage; moderated by Stuart Anderson, Executive Director, National Foundation for American Policy, and adjunct scholar, Cato Institute.

Seemingly out of nowhere a debate has erupted over the Fourteenth Amendment and the children of illegal immigrants. Should a constitutional amendment be enacted to end the practice whereby the children of illegal immigrants born on American soil are granted U.S. citizenship? What are the policy and practical ramifications of making such a dramatic change to U.S. law and practice? Please join immigration policy experts Margaret Stock and Daniel Griswold to discuss this controversial topic.