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Italian Populists to Draft ‘Difficult’ Italian Citizenship Test

The populist anti-mass migration League party has proposed creating a “difficult” citizenship test for prospective Italian citizens so that migrants can demonstrate their integration into society along with Italian language proficiency.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks about healthcare, Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016, in King of Prussia, Pa. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

‘Never Trump’ Yale Law Prof. Surprised Trump Has Not Moved on Birthright Citizenship

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Peter H. Schuck, Yale University’s Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus and self-described “militant moderate,” reiterated his opinion Monday that birthright citizenship is not required by the U.S. Constitution. Though opposed to many of the president’s positions, he was surprised the administration has not made opposition to citizenship for the children of illegal aliens more central to its immigration policy.

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Pro-Illegal Immigration Group Slams Sheriffs for Attending Border Summit

Sheriffs from all over the United States attended a border summit in McAllen, Texas. Pro-illegal immigration groups like the Center for New Community (CNC) are criticizing sheriffs in the U.S. for attending this and other summits. CNC is keeping track of these seminars by flagging these meetings on a map on their website.

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Supreme Court Mistake That Opened the Door to Birthright Citizenship

Advocates of birthright citizenship are finally getting their act together, moving away from commentators who are manifestly clueless on the legal arguments for and against the proposition that the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees citizenship to every child born in America, shifting their focus to lawyers and scholars who have seriously studied this issue and can give a serious defense of birthright citizenship—a serious defense that, nonetheless, is wrong.

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Census: Anchor Baby Delivered Every 93 Seconds

One out of about every twelve newborns in the United States is an anchor baby, or the U.S.-born child of illegal migrants, according to a Pew Research Center study.

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History and Law Agree: No Birthright Citizenship

Conservative Republicans have been saying for years that the Constitution only guarantees birthright citizenship to some children born in this country, not to all. In an unlikely turn of events, the Fourteenth Amendment’s Citizenship Clause has emerged from the halls of the law-geeks to come front-and-center in the national dialogue.


Media Ignores Constitutional Experts Debunking Birthright Citizenship

Myths about birthright citizenship—promoted by liberals, embraced by establishment Republicans, and repeated by mainstream media pundits without critical examination—have been debunked by experts spanning the political spectrum. But none of those people are being given A-list treatment by major media


Yoo, Rivkin: 14th Amendment Does Grant Birthright Citizenship

David Rivkin, who served as an attorney in the administration of Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush and John Yoo, a Law Professor at UC Berkeley who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and served deputy assistant attorney general in the


Liberal and Establishment Arguments for Birthright Citizenship Fail

Most arguments for birthright citizenship pushed by the political left and many establishment Republicans are baseless. For those who do try to make a legal argument, the strongest one is based upon two Supreme Court precedents, which were wrongly decided and should be overruled.


Alan Dershowitz: Birthright Citizenship Is ‘Bizarre’

On NewsMax TV’s “Prime” earlier this week, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz took on the current ongoing argument about the 14th Amendment and birthright citizenship, which has been raised in recent days over Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump and his immigration

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Rick Santorum Welcomes Donald Trump to the Fight for American Workers

GOP presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum spoke at the National Press Club on Thursday in Washington, D.C., telling the audience that in America no one is above the law, “including presidents, judges, and, yes, immigrants.”

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Rush: 14th Amendment ‘Says Nothing About Birthright Citizenship’

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh argued that “The 14th Amendment says nothing about birthright citizenship” on Thursday. Rush said, “The 14th Amendment says nothing about birthright citizenship. It just doesn’t. As I say, Brother Levin made the point exquisitely last

A man holds an US flag prior to taking the citizenship oath to become a US citizen during a naturalization ceremony at the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia, May 28, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read

U.S. Almost Alone In Granting Birthright Citizenship

While the left has attacked the idea of ending birthright citizenship in the U.S. as “extreme,” globally the U.S. is one of few countries that actually grant automatic citizenship at birth to illegal immigrants.