Texas Sen. John Cornyn backs review of ‘birthright citizenship’

By TODD J. GILLMAN / The Dallas Morning News

WASHINGTON – Texas Sen. John Cornyn is the latest senior Republican to call for a review of “birthright citizenship,” amid complaints that illegal immigrants have abused that post-Civil War constitutional provision.

On Sunday’s Face the Nation on CBS, Sen. Jon Kyl of Arizona, the second-ranking Republican in the Senate, suggested congressional hearings. “The question is, if both parents are here illegally, should there be a reward for their illegal behavior?”

[Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C.,] also asserted that “thousands of people are coming across the Arizona-Texas border for the express purpose of having a child in an American hospital so that child will become an American citizen, and they broke the law to get there.”


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