The Rights of Children of Foreign-born Workers

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Under the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, “all persons born… in the United States… are citizens of the United States and the State wherein they reside.”

That language would seem to pretty clearly dictate that the child of a foreign-born worker, here legally or illegally, would nonetheless be a citizen of the United States if born in any one of the states, and entitled to all the privileges of any citizen.

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