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Settled Law: Birthright Citizenship And The 14th Amendment

by John Yoovia The American Mind
Friday, November 2, 2018
The 14th Amendment settled the question of birthright citizenship.
In the News

Midterm Elections 2018: Trump Attacks On Migrant Caravan Will Lead Republicans To Victory

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia Daily Express (UK)
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Donald Trump’s “spin” on the migrant caravan approaching the US southern border will help Republicans retaining the majority in Congress, experts claimed ahead of the US' midterm elections.


When Laws Are Not Enforced, Anarchy Follows

by Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Thursday, November 1, 2018

What makes citizens obey the law is not always their sterling character. Instead, fear of punishment—the shame of arrest, fines or imprisonment—more often makes us comply with laws. Law enforcement is not just a way to deal with individual violators but also a way to remind society at large that there can be no civilization without legality.

In the News

Hello Honduras, Goodbye Columbus

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Greatness
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

On the morning of March 16, 1916, with World War I already raging in Europe but America still neutral, the Mexican bandito Pancho Villa led a military raid on the dusty border town of Columbus, New Mexico. At that time, New Mexico had just passed the fourth anniversary of its statehood and remained a sparsely populated outpost in the desert southwest. Still, there was an U.S. Army garrison there—and it was our soldiers whom Villa attacked in his daring assault on American territory.


Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses the following Defining Ideas article "Obama’s Unconstitutional Immigration Order."

In the News

No, The President Cannot End Birthright Citizenship

quoting John Yoovia The Washington Post
Tuesday, October 30, 2018

In an interview for “Axios on HBO,” President Trump announced he will sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. When challenged on the constitutionality of doing this by executive order, Trump replied: “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”

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Trump Is Wrong To Want To End Birthright Citizenship – Conservatives Should Preserve It

by John Yoovia Fox News
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

President Trump threatened Tuesday to unilaterally end the right of some people born on American soil to automatic U.S. citizenship, known as birthright citizenship. “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” to end birthright citizenship, the president said. “Guess what? You don’t.”

Settled Law: Birthright Citizenship and the 14th Amendment

by John Yoovia The American Mind
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

President Donald Trump’s call to end birthright citizenship has sparked a national debate. Within the Republican party, leading voices differ on the legitimacy of citizenship as a birthright. While some embrace the traditional view that the Constitution bestows citizenship on any citizen born on U.S. territory, others agree with Trump that the Constitution permits Congress to decide on citizenship for those not born to U.S. citizens. Alternatively, some acknowledge birthright citizenship, but seek a constitutional amendment to abolish it.

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The Invisible California

by Bruce Thorntonvia Hoover Digest
Monday, October 29, 2018

The coastal elites ignore the Central Valley—yet force it to abide by their decisions. A portrait of California’s own “flyover country.”


Lanhee Chen: Face The Nation

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CBS News
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the political atmosphere as well as health care, immigration, and the midterm elections.


Immigration Reform Initiative

The Conte Initiative on Immigration Reform aims to improve immigration law by providing innovative ideas and clear improvements to every part of the system, from border security to green cards to temporary work visas.