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Old 08-16-2010, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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Benicar, If you don`t know our laws, go back to school.

All the new world countries have birthright citizenship. It is a law created to attract immigrants.
Not quite correct, Edu!

In fact, even the few countries that did have Birthright Citizenship have since dropped of modified their laws eliminating the scam over the last few decades.
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Old 08-16-2010, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Benicar, If you don`t know our laws, go back to school.

All the new world countries have birthright citizenship. It is a law created to attract immigrants.
Really? List some then..........
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Old 08-16-2010, 05:00 PM
 
Location: central Oregon
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This is true. But if lawyers had anything to do with the amendment, they might have purposely worded it this way. Argument and interpretation are built in work / gravy for lawyers.
I'm sure that is exactly why it was worded that way. Keeps people working.

(Reminds me of the marijuana laws. Think how many people would be out of a job if pot was made legal. )
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:11 PM
 
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Other than the United States, what countries still offer citizenship by birth? (aka birthright citizenshi

I believe Australia also has a form of birth right citizenship.

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Australia has an unusual compromise. Birth in the country doesn't, by itself, grant citizenship to a child, unless one of the parents is an Australian citizen. However, if the child resides in Australia until he/she turns 10, then the child automatically acquires citizenship, regardless of the citizenship/immigration status of the parents. Here's the link to the article about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_nationality_law
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:22 PM
 
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There are around 194 countries in the world. You mention only 12 that give birthright citizenship automatically. You lose.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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There are around 194 countries in the world. You mention only 12 that give birthright citizenship automatically. You lose.
How many countries did you name that don't do it? BTW, just because other countries are doing it doesn't mean we have to do it.
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Old 08-16-2010, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Pa
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How many countries did you name that don't do it? BTW, just because other countries are doing it doesn't mean we have to do it.
By your logic just because other people use matches to light a fire doesn't mean that we should. We should keep rubbing sticks?
Birth right citizenship is questionable at best and at worst offers reward for criminal behaviors.
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Old 08-16-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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If you consider it birthright citizenship equal to the USA that states at least ONE of the parents must be LEGALLY resident in the country OR an Australian citizen? I don't.

Just dropping your kid on Australian soil does NOT make it automatically an Australian citizen - sorry to burst your little bubble there.
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Old 08-16-2010, 10:23 PM
 
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If you consider it birthright citizenship equal to the USA that states at least ONE of the parents must be LEGALLY resident in the country OR an Australian citizen? I don't.

Just dropping your kid on Australian soil does NOT make it automatically an Australian citizen - sorry to burst your little bubble there.
Did the term FORM i used mean anything to you? It might not be automatic, but after 10 yrs they become citizens.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I'm sure that is exactly why it was worded that way. Keeps people working.

(Reminds me of the marijuana laws. Think how many people would be out of a job if pot was made legal. )
Better yet think of how many people would be out of prison and off the state budgets if it were. How many gangs would lose profits worth killing over, border wars would all but stop. Legalise it all and use the money to pay for rehab centers and drug education. Tax the drugs to pay for them. The drug war is another war we've lost purposely to create the jobs and an economy within the economy.

Common sense.

Drugs have been a major cause of illegal immigration and activity. Some don't even bother to smuggle it in. They make it up north in the forrests and start gardens while protecting the grow with weapons. Quote "Authorities this year recovered 76 weapons and arrested 64 suspects, almost all of them Mexican citizens"-end And they think they're catching 50%? Really? They gotta be kidding if they think there's only 130 of these guys in Cali. Let's try 10x that and maybe we'll be closer.

We need to locate these "displaced foreign travelers" and place them somewhere.

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