Per Dave Weigel at Slate, “Paul and Vitter Introduce Birthright Citizenship Resolution“:
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ken., are jointly introducing a “resolution that would amend the Constitution” — not an amendment — to deny citizenship to anyone born in the United States “unless at least one parent is a legal citizen, legal immigrant, active member of the Armed Forces or a naturalized legal citizen.”
The rest of the statement, with the language of the resolution forthcoming:
“For too long, our nation has seen an influx of illegal aliens entering our country at an escalating rate, and chain migration is a major contributor to this rapid increase – which is only compounded when the children of illegal aliens born in the U.S. are granted automatic citizenship,” said Sen. Vitter. “Closing this loophole will not prevent them from becoming citizens, but will ensure that they have to go through the same process as anyone else who wants to become an American citizen.”
“Citizenship is a privilege, and only those who respect our immigration laws should be allowed to enjoy its benefits,” said Sen. Paul. “This legislation makes it necessary that everyone follow the rules, and goes through same process to become a U.S. citizen.”
Vitter and Paul do not believe that the 14th Amendment confers birthright citizenship to the children of illegal aliens, either by its language or intent. This resolution makes clear that under the 14th Amendment a person born in the United States to illegal aliens does not automatically gain citizenship… “
Guess it’s obvious why Rand Paul wouldn’t want to pollute the sterling (spoon) membership of the Lucky Sperm club with those people, but why is Vitter suddenly a friend of Aqua Buddah? Are we gonna see some indictments, at long last, concerning Diaper Dave’s legislative shenanigans?