Argumentative Essay: Should The 14th Amendment Be Changed?

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Name: Kris Cisek Block: B Argumentative Essay/Debate Outline for Pro/Con Speakers Introduction Debate Question: Should the 14th Amendment be changed to end automatic birthright citizenship as proposed in the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2015? Position Statement (you should state your position on the debate here): The 14th amendment should be changed to end birthright citizenship as proposed in the BR citizenship right Act 2015 because it costs us money, it's being abused by illegal immigrants, and not being used for the original purpose. Body of the Argument Reason 1 Abused for creating anchor babies 350-400 thousand children are born to illegal aliens. The majority come Not to become citizens themselves, but to take advantage…show more content…
At the age of 21 they can sponsor parents and siblings. Reason 2 Originally intended to protect blacks because they were brought here. Today however it has changed to allow anyone that steps foot here and has a kid to claim American relatives. Being born in a piece of land doesn't magically make you an American. It's the culture, the values you follow, where your loyalties lie. “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.”After the Civil War, the Civil Rights Act supported birthright citizenship in 1866, in order to prevent state governments denying citizenship to blacks. This was reinforced by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution in 1868. Not to allow people to come and take advantage of the US. Reason 3 The cost of anchor babies is too much considering we have a national debt over 18 trillion dollars. Costing US Taxpayers over $350 Billion a year. 71% of families receive some sort of welfare compared to 39% in native households. Rebuttal: Addressing the opposing side (Anticipate their argument and refute that

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