Rules of Citizenship

David Neiwert has a stunning blog entry about Rep. Tancredo’s proposal to deny citizenship to U.S born children of immigrant workers.
This proposal, if enacted, would radically change the idea of what it means to be an American and is repulsive. People do not come to America illegally and have children in order to become legal immigrants. It simply doesn’t work that way.
And if this proposal had been enacted a century ago…many of us today would not be citizens.