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Argument: Ending birthright requires amending 14th, not just reinterpreting it

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"EDITORIAL: Born in the USA: The flawed case against birthright citizenship." Poten and Partners. August 15th, 2010: "[Given the Supreme Court's past inclusive rulings on birthright citizenship,] it's not impossible that the court, in light of the unprecedented volume of illegal immigration, could change its mind. But it's a long shot. Any effort to repeal birthright citizenship probably has to aim at amending the Constitution, not reinterpreting it." This is a general knock against attempting to end birthright citizenship, because it would mean taking the dramatic and highly unlikely step of amending the constitution, which requires two-thirds majority support in Congress and three-forths support from states.

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