Tell Arizona Not to Strip American Children of Citizenship Rights
State Sen. Russell Pearce (R), the politician who pushed through SB 1070, is at it again.
This time, he wants to undermine the Constitution’s 14th Amendment by stripping away the citizenship rights granted to all persons born in this country if they happen to have undocumented immigrant parenents. Anti-immigrant groups derisvely call these children "Anchor Babies."
Pearce wants to deprive American-born citizens of the right to a birth certificate based on the immigration status of their parents, so that when law enforcement comes asking for proof of citizenship, they cannot provide it.
Tell the Arizona State Legislature to stop with the smoke and mirrors. They must address immigration reform without trampling on the Constitution.
Sign this petition to ask the Arizona State Legislature to leave the 14th Amendment alone and to respect the oath they took to defend and uphold our Constitution.
In anticipation of Sen. Russell Pearce's declared intention to push for a bill stripping the children of undocumented immigrants of their right to a birth certificate, we ask that you remember the oath you took to defend and uphold the United States Constitution.
Please do your part to make sure the 14th Amendment remains intact.
Remember, the 14th Amendment reads, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws."
Refusing birth certificates in an attempt to take away the rights of American-born citizens and put them in danger of deportation to a country they've never stepped foot in clearly infringes on the U.S. Constitution. Please voice your opposition to and vote against any bill that undermines the 14th Amendment.
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