Harry Reid Birthright Citizenship Flip-Flop: Tried 14th Amendment Repeal In 1993 – Harry Reid who slammed Republicans for trying to repeal the 14th Amendment, that gives automatic citizenship to babies of illegal immigrants born in the US, is now in the hot seat. Reid apparently held the same stance that he is slamming today, two decades ago.
In 1993, after Bill Clinton became president, Reid introduced a bill that deny birthright citizenship to children of illegal immigrants.
Kerry Picket of the Washington Times brought this back to light. The bill introduced by Reid read:
“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.”
To his defense Reid did apologize for doing all of this in 2006: “That is a low point of my legislative career, the low point of my governmental career,” Reid said. His wife criticized him for the maneuver. “She, in effect, said: I can’t believe that you have done it,” Reid added. “But I had done it.”
This is from the same man who said few days ago: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. ‘Kay? Do I need to say more?”
Politics is just a circle, and political posturing should never be taken at face value.