Monday, February 7, 2011

Arizona And South Dakota Birthright Bills Killed In Committees

Ron Gould
Arizona State Senator

Birthright bills failed to get enough votes to pass and move forward.

By H. Nelson Goodson
February 7, 2011

Phoenix, Arizona - On Monday, the state Senate Judiciary Committee failed to vote on a birthright bill introduced by Senator Ron Gould (R-Lake Havasu), which would have remove U.S. Citizenship for children born in Arizona from undocumented parents. Gould decided to cancel the vote on the bill due to a lack of support and not enough votes by other senators to move the bill out of committee. The bill remains dead until Gould can raise enough votes to bring it up again, but senators believe the bill is dead indefinately.
Gould wanted Arizona to join five other states in removing the U.S. jurisdiction birthright of children born from undocumented parents. The states proposing similar birthright bills are Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Indiana and South Dakota. On Monday, state legislators in South Dakota also failed to pass a similar bill out of committee and the bill was killed.
States proposing such bills are trying to challenge the 14th Amendment and for the Supreme Court to interpretate the birthright of children born in the country to undocumented parents.

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