jus soli

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the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth

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I dream of the day when the children of a Saudi mother are given citizenship by birth, then when they reach the age of 18, they can decide for themselves whether they want to keep the Saudi citizenship or take that of their father.
citizenship is based on political membership by consent and that this is incompatible with the idea of citizenship by birth for the children of illegal aliens); Katherine Culliton-Gonzalez, Born in the Americas: Birthright Citizenship and Human Rights, 25 HARV.
20, 2013) ("A foreign child born in South Africa and who has no claim to another citizenship (stateless) may also acquire South African citizenship by birth.
After decades of accepting citizenship by birth, this tradition has suddenly become controversial.
Some in US push to change automatic citizenship by birth - El Paso Times
If this law were brought to the Supreme Court and a challenge were made to the 14th Amendment, which determines the right to citizenship by birth, I'm 100 percent certain that this right would be upheld by the high court.
Third, by treating the automatic and perpetual transmission of citizenship by birth as a weak moral link, resembling now-discredited medieval entail property regimes, The Birthright Lottery invites legal innovation.
Like Bush, Sen Rand Paul of Kentucky speaks compassionately of immigrants at times, but his agenda seems limited to sealing the border and ending the 14th Amendment guarantee of citizenship by birth.
Director of the General Administration of Civil Registry explained that the law after the new revision grants citizenship by birth through the mother, and not only through the father as it was the case in the past.
The common law concept of citizenship by birth within a sovereign's territory (territorial birthright citizenship) is vital to the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.
While efforts to legislatively redefine citizenship by birth within the United States have failed and are probably unconstitutional should they succeed, the United Kingdom abolished pure territorial birthright citizenship, thus denying citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
103) Indeed, the Fourteenth Amendment postulates citizenship by birth premised only upon the territorial birth "[with]in the United States" and "subject[ion] to" the jurisdiction of the United States.
122) Thus, Wong Kim Ark holds that children born in the United States "of resident aliens," with the exception of common law exclusions, come within the Fourteenth Amendment's affirmation of the "ancient and fundamental rule of citizenship by birth within the territory.