According to a staffer with Sen. Lindsey Graham’s office, the Senator discussed changing citizenship requirements for children born in the United State.
According to the 14th Amendment, all children born in the United States are citizens.
Graham’s proposal would require the parents of any children to be legal citizens of the United States.
The senator said it would require a constitutional amendment to change.
His office issued the following statement regarding the plan and the comments made in the State newspaper:
The State called it a “stunning reversal” but that’s not accurate. He is putting another issue on the table when it comes to our broken immigration system.
He still believes the first step is to secure our border. That needs to be now.
Then we need to address all the issues related to our broken immigration system – employment verification, guest worker program, merit-based immigration, and what to do with the 12 million illegal immigrants already here. He has added another issue to that list of things we need to address – what do we do with birthright citizenship.