Every few years, the common law concept of jus soli — or birthright citizenship — comes back into the news. This time, it was thrust onto the stage by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who just unveiled an immigration plan. One of his proposals is to stop automatically giving citizenship to most people born on U.S. soil. Rival GOP candidate Scott Walker issued a similar call.
Gibson wonders: Do you really want a candidate that will try to end birthright citizenship? He sat down with Akhil Reed Amar, Sterling Professor of Law and Political Science at Yale University. Professor Sterling says we cannot punish the children for their Parent’s mistakes. Also, this issue has been ruled on three times before!