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Old 06-19-2009, 08:25 PM
 
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Oh, I see. Thanks for the clarification. Yes, I knew that people who cheat in their tax reports and get caught...the IRS actually has the right to go back so many years and do retro tax.

However, even those that have become naturalized citizens, I have never seen a retro on that. I have seen it on those that are legal. They loose their legal residence status. I really dont think it would be legal to do retro for citizenship.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
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Both the fed and the states have passed tax laws that were retroactive.
In the late 1980's PA passed a tax increase that was retroactive. Taxes went from 2% to 3.25 for the remainder of the year ( to compensate for the retroactive) then dropped to 2.8%. As an example.
But the example you are giving it's not retroactive, since they didn't do it retroactively they had to increase the tax to compensate for it. Had it been retroactive the compensation would have been unnecessary.
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Old 06-20-2009, 12:41 AM
 
Location: southern california
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i dont believe it. strong american tradition, if you are born here you belong here.
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Old 09-01-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Arizona High Desert
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Yup. Send em back in little sailor hats, and sailcloth diapers !
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Old 09-01-2009, 09:21 PM
 
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A county leader says automatic citizenship issue is "ripe for litigation."

County Commissioner Bill James cited opinions among members of congress and some legal think tanks when he wrote me last week saying U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants should not be granted automatic citizenship.

He was responding to my story about U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal of Georgia and his efforts to change a federal policy that automatically grants citizenship to any baby born on U.S. soil. He and his supporters feel the current policy encourages illegal immigration and makes immigration enforcement more difficult.

James supports the effort, but questions whether the policy needs to be changed. He argues it was “never written to include everyone born in America.”

The debate is wrapped up in the 14th Amendment of the Constitution. Ratified in 1869, it was written as a result of slavery. States were saying African Americans were not citizens and therefore were not eligible for any rights. The amendment states:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."

The question at hand is whether the U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants should be considered "subject to the jurisdiction" of the U.S.

James argues they’re not.

The longstanding practice giving U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants birthright citizenship has never been directly reviewed by the Supreme Court.


This Land: "Anchor babies" not protected under 14th amendment, says commissioner.

Interesting . . . Benicar and I were just having a discussion about the 14th needing to be challenged at the Supreme Court level. Here's hoping it will be.
A "county leader" is the main support for your cause???.... LOL
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