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“Life is not about discovering our talents; it is about pushing our talents to the limit and discovering our genius.” Because we agree with Robert Brault, affirm the resolution Resolved: Birthright citizenship should be abolished in the United States. The United States has a talent of fixing any problem that arises, and we have to push that talent to figure out the genius of our policies and our leadership. Although you might disagree with the strength of our government but the truth remains the same, the United States is a power to be reckoned with and we have a problem that needs to be fixed, uncontrolled and uncensored immigration. The thesis of our case is that birthright citizenship puts unfair burden on certain people in the world to take care of less fortunate. It is ironic that both the birthright citizenship and equal protection guarantees appear in the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Arguably, birthright citizenship contradicts the notion of normative equality and arguably equal protection under the laws. Thus, birthright citizenship should be abolished.

Our first contention is that birthright citizenship causes two primary problems. First, it strains welfare programs. Second, it permits a never-ending chain of citizenship eligibility. Jon Feere, who has a B.A. from the University of California, Davis, and a J.D. from American University, and is a Policy Analyst for the Center for Immigration Studies, wrote in an article entitled, “Birthright Citizenship in the United States: A Global Comparison” in August 20101:

The two citizenship benefits that have drawn the most attention in the birthright citizenship debate are, first, food assistance and other welfare benefits to which a family of illegal aliens would not otherwise have access, and second, the ability of the child when he grows up to legalize his parents, and also to bring into the United States his foreign-born spouse and any foreign-born...
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