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Harry Reid was for ending birthright citizenship before he was against it. (1 Viewer)


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1993 flip-flop: Sen. Reid introduced bill 'clarifying' birthright citizenship - Washington Times

For all the brouhaha over Republicans wanting to review the interpretation of the 14th Amendment, the citizenship/birthright clause, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, once supported revising the current interpretation of the birthright citizenship clause in 1993.

Mr. Reid introduced a bill to the Senate Judiciary Committee as the Immigration Stabilization Act of 1993. The bill, which died in committee after it was referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Refugee Affairs, includes tough immigration provisions that would make many wonder where Mr. Reid truly stands on the immigration and border debate.

Title X of the Reid introduced bill shows the Nevada Democrat took Senator Lindsey Graham's, South Carolina Republican, idea on the interpretation of the 14th Amendment and documented it into legislation:

"TITLE X—CITIZENSHIP 4 SEC. 1001. BASIS OF CITIZENSHIP CLARIFIED. In the exercise of its powers under section of the Fourteenth Article of Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, the Congress has determined and hereby declares that any person born after the date of enactment of this title to a mother who is neither a citizen of the United States nor admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident, and which person is a national or citizen of another country of which either of his or her natural parents is a national or citizen, or is entitled upon application to become a national or citizen of such country, shall be considered as born subject to the jurisdiction of that foreign country and not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States within the meaning of section 1 of such Article and shall therefore not be a citizen of the United States or of any State solely by reason of physical presence within the United States at the moment of birth."

So I'm sure everyone who was in meltdown about some Republicans' proposed efforts to review interpretation of the 14th Amendment will be similarly screechifying over the now-Majority Leader's actual introduction of legislation to that effect . . . yes?

Obviously, this makes him an out-and-out racist. I can't understand how any self-respecting Hispanic could consider himself part of Harry's party.
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Reid is a politician just like McCain and Romney, for example. How many sides have they been on various issues. 1993? Give the guy a break.
Reid is a politician just like McCain and Romney, for example. How many sides have they been on various issues. 1993? Give the guy a break.

You don't get to say that a particular policy proposal makes people racist when you yourself offered that same policy proposal in the past. The fact that it was years ago makes no difference.
Sharron Angle, Harry Reid's opponent, was against Social Security before she was for it. :mrgreen:

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