Argument: Without birthright citizenship, countries foster underclass
"A futile effort to strip birthright citizenship." The Denver Post Editorial. August 13th, 2010: "in countries like Japan, which for decades didn't recognize as citizens Korean immigrants who toiled there, children of immigrants struggled with second-class status in school and society in ways that led to significant problems. It's easy to see why. A child born into a land that then refuses to accept or recognize him as one of its own is a child without a country. And when a child's home country won't accept his right to be there, it undermines that individual's loyalty to its laws and mores."