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Posted: Friday, March 4, 2011 8:39 am | Updated: 2:04 am, Sat Mar 5, 2011.

I am currently a United States citizen and have lived in Arizona my whole life.  As illegal’s flood into Arizona, many rules, amendments, and regulations have been questioned and threatened. Not only are state leaders wanting to change the regulations of Arizona, they want to change the original 14th amendment, ratified on July 9, 1868. Our founding fathers wrote this national document to classify the United States as an honorable, prideful, and respectable free country. Why would we want to change that?  The 14th amendment states, “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subjected to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States.”  Therefore we cannot take away a person’s citizenship based on their parent’s home country.  A child born from two illegal aliens should still have the same rights and citizenship as any other normal American family. The rights of the 14th amendment declare, “No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of the citizens of the Unites States,” therefore, the urge to change original amendment would be unconstitutional and against everything the United States prides itself upon—the free nation.

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