birthright citizenship

noun
  1. the practice of automatically granting citizenship to a child born in a particular country, regardless of the citizenship status of the parent or parents: an end to birthright citizenship.
  2. the state of having such citizenship: to grant birthright citizenship to the child of new immigrants.
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  • Waslin calls the birthright-citizenship movement “a distraction that moves us from fixing a broken immigration system.”

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    Immigration's New Poster Child

    Terry Greene Sterling

    June 12, 2010