8 reasons to leave 14th Amendment alone
By Ruben Navarrette Jr.
San Diego (CNN) -- There is nothing sadder than watching a political party turn itself inside out and violate its principles.
A coalition of Republican state legislators are doing just that by attempting to change the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment -- or at least how it is interpreted -- to deny citizenship to the U.S. children of illegal immigrants.
At issue, this smidgen of "subversive" language:
"All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the state wherein they reside."
-- 14th Amendment, Section 1
That is pretty cut and dried, unless you have an interest in clouding the issue for the sake of politics.
Which brings us to State Legislators for Legal Immigration. Representing members from 40 states, this outf
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