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Can birthright citizenship be revoked?

With the crackdown on immigration sweeping the country, it is understandable that many immigrants and their families may worry about their abilities to stay in California and other parts of the country. These worries can cause a great deal of stress and uncertainty in many people's lives. Even individuals who once thought they were safe due to their citizenship status could have concerns due to talks of immigration law changes.

It was recently reported that the current presidential administration is considering a major change to immigration law. Currently, individuals born in the United States automatically receive citizenship, even if their parents are noncitizens. However, that benefit is currently under scrutiny, and the president has even stated that the privilege needs to come to an end.

However, many individuals well-versed in immigration law state that revoking that privilege is unconstitutional. They refer to the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees citizenship to "all persons born or naturalized in the United States." Nonetheless, the current administration apparently believes that revoking birthright citizenship could happen with an executive order.

Possible changes to immigration law and even debate over citizenship can easily cause discontent and fear among numerous people. People who have called the United States their home for their entire lives may worry that they could be at risk of losing their citizenship. Parties with these concerns or those who have already had deportation actions taken against them may want to understand their legal rights. Enlisting the help of California immigration attorneys could help concerned parties gain advocates that can assist them in understanding their situations.

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