In what Article and Section of the U.S. Constitution are immigration policies discussed?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    although not directly addressed in the constitution,

    illegal immigration was addressed by the authors of the 14th amendment

    The 14th Amendment was ratified in 1868

    to protect the rights of native-born Black Americans,

    whose rights were being denied as recently-freed slaves.

    In 1866, Senator Jacob Howard clearly spelled out the intent of the 14th Amendment

    by writing:

    "Every person born within the limits of the United States,

    and subject to their jurisdiction,

    is by virtue of natural law and national law

    a citizen of the United States.

    This will not, of course, include persons born in the United States

    who are foreigners,


    who belong to the families of ambassadors

    or foreign ministers accredited to the Government of the United States,

    but will include every other class of persons.

    It settles the great question of citizenship

    and removes all doubt as to what persons are or are not citizens of the United States.

    This has long been a great desideratum

    in the jurisprudence and legislation of this country."

    The original intent of the 14th Amendment

    was clearly NOT to facilitate illegal aliens defying U.S. law at taxpayer expense.

    Babies born to illegal alien mothers within U.S. borders are called anchor babies

    because under the 1965 immigration Act, they act as an anchor

    that pulls the illegal alien mother and eventually a host of other relatives

    into permanent U.S. residency.

    Current estimates indicate

    there may be over 300,000 anchor babies born each year in the U.S.,

    thus causing illegal alien mothers to add more to the U.S. population each year

    than immigration from all sources in an average year before 1965.

    The correct interpretation of the 14th Amendment

    is that an illegal alien mother is subject to the jurisdiction of her native country,

    as is her baby.

  • Lisa A
    Lv 7
    9 years ago

    Immigration policy is not in the Constitution itself.

    the prickly little bit causing us all of the trouble that we have today is the 14th amendment to the constitution. The 14th amendment was written for former slaves. It was to right a wrong being done to slaves, even after they were freed. The southern states were trying to claim that freed slaves and descendants of slaves were not citizens of the US. Even after everything they had just been through over the slavery issue, the south would not back down, so the federal government had to step in a fix the matter with a constitutional amendment, the only thing, other than burning it to the ground again, that could force the south to comply.

    But the 14th amendment was later misapplied to illegals by the courts, and the courts used it to create the concept of anchor babies. And anchor babies create the incentive for illegal immigration.

  • 9 years ago

    specific policies are not part of the Constitution

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