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Old 12-06-2008, 08:25 AM
 
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Illegal aliens and visitors do not enjoy the same quality of jurisdiction as a citizen of the United States. Can an alien be tried for Treason against the United States?Senator Howard clearly intended that the phrase "subject to the jurisdiction" does not apply to anyone other than American citizens.

The writer, John A. Bingham, of the 14th amendment’s first section, considered the proposed national law on citizenship as "simply declaratory of what is written in the Constitution, that every human being born within the jurisdiction of the United States of parents not owing allegiance to any foreign sovereignty is, in the language of your Constitution itself, a natural born citizen..."

The New Media Journal | Are Children Born of Illegal Immigrants Citizens? by Dr. Vincent G. Gioia
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