Ariz. bill takes on birthright citizenship

Friday, January 28, 2011

Arizona lawmakers, once again diving into the national debate over illegal immigration, proposed a bill Thursday that would challenge automatic U.S. citizenship for children of illegal immigrants.

The proposal by Rep. John Kavanagh (R) is the second time this year lawmakers in a state have targeted the U.S. Constitution's 14th Amendment. A similar proposal was filed last week in Indiana.

Leaders of an effort to get proposals considered in other states hope that lawmakers in 10 to 15 states will follow suit.

- Associated Press

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