3/10/2015: Immigration Activists and Concerned Citizens,
Contact our two U.S. Senators from North Carolina and tell them to VOTE YES on S.187, the (Senator David) Vitter amendment. It would require at least one parent to be a US citizen in order for their new born child to be a citizen.
Currently all dependents born in the USA (outside of Embassy Staff) are automatically given birthright citizenship. The USA is the only industrialized nation and one of only a few nations on Earth allowing birthright citizenship, and it drastically encourages illegal immigration.
Call: U.S. Senator Richard Burr (800) 685-8916 at his Winston-Salem office or (202) 224-3154 at his Washington, DC office or email at http://www.burr.senate.gov/
Send this email to your friends and associates.
Letter to Burr and Tillis
Dear Senators Burr and Tillis:
As you know, if an illegal alien gives birth in the U.S. the child is a U.S. Citizen!
Then, once the child turns 21 he or she may sponsor family members for legal permanent resident (green card) status and put them on a path to citizenship. It's true! Known as "birthright citizenship" — it is the practice of automatically granting U.S. citizenship to anyone born in the United States, regardless of the parents' immigration status.
Now, true immigration reformer Senator David Vitter (R-LA) is trying to eliminate this magnet for illegal immigration. Specifically, Sen. Vitter introduced an amendment to the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act of 2015 (S. 178) that would close this loophole. The Vitter amendment would amend the Constitution so that children born in the U.S. only gain citizenship automatically if one parent is either (1) a U.S. citizen; (2) a legal permanent resident; or (3) a non-immigrant active member of the Armed Forces.
Please thank Senator Vitter for introducing this commonsense legislation that combats mass illegal immigration and support his efforts.
I oppose the current practice of birthright citizenship.
I support the Vitter Amendment which is consistent with the intent of the 14th Amendment.
Please demand that Senate Leadership allow a vote on the Vitter amendment.