Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Interesting trend

Recently, there has been some discussion about whether children of non-citizen parents should get citizenship at birth in the U.S.  This debate has been renewed with the recent court ruling in Arizona banning significant portions of the Arizona immigration law.  While it may seem like an unusual step to take to deny children born on U.S. soil the right to be citizens, this is actually not an unusual trend around the world.  Take a look at some of the other modern countries around the world that have recently changed their laws to end birthright citizenship:
*Canada repealed in 2009.
*New Zealand repealed in 2006.
*Ireland repealed in 2005
*France repealed in 1993
*India repealed in 1987
*United Kingdom repealed in 1983
*Portugal repealed in 1981

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