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Argument: Ending birthright citizenship will not lower opposition to immigration

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"Go back where you didn't come from." Economist.com. Aug 12th 2010: "A while back Will Wilkinson proposed that denying citizenship to American-born children of illegal immigrants might reduce public opposition to a guest-worker programme and thus increase legal, temporary immigration and help integrate the North American labour market. I'm afraid I find that argument a bit of a libertarian hothouse flower. Like Timothy B. Lee, I doubt that denying birthright citizenship would do anything to lessen opposition to legal temporary immigration from Mexico; rather, I think it would chiefly serve to deny citizenship to a lot of kids."

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