Repeal 2004 Citizenship Referendum (27th Amendment) - Give Children Citizenship
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2004 Citizenship Referendum
The Twenty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution Act 2004 amended the Constitution of Ireland to provide that children born on the island of Ireland to parents who were both foreign nationals would no longer have a constitutional right to Irish Irish citizenship.
Today, because of the 27th amendment children born in Ireland are facing the horrible risk of being deported.
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan, please listen to the huge majority of people and repeal the Twenty-seventh Amendment of the Constitution Act 2004 or pass the Irish Nationality and Citizenship (Restoration of Birthright Citizenship) Bill 2017. Give all children born in Ireland the right to Irish Citizenship.
If passed this Bill would reverse the effect of the 2004 Act.
Sunday Times and Behaviour & Attitudes November Opinion Poll 2018: Huge swing in favour of citizenship for all born in Ireland
As reported by the Sunday Times:
"Seven out of 10 voters believe children born on the island of Ireland should be automatically entitled to citizenship, in an almost direct reversal of the result of the citizenship referendum 14 years ago.
A new Behaviour & Attitudes poll for The Sunday Times has found 71% of Irish voters believe anyone born in Ireland should be entitled to citizenship, while one in five (19%) feel they should not have automatic entitlement.
The poll was taken following the high-profile case of Eric Zhi Ying Xue, 9, a pupil in St Cronan’s national school, Bray, Co Wicklow, who was faced with deportation along with his Chinese mother, Leena Mei Mei Xue."
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